Doug Johnson

    Doug is a writer, editor and journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Undark Magazine, New Scientist and Hakai, among others. He lives in Alberta, Canada.

    Mexican Harm Reduction Project Monitors Fentanyl in Drug Supplies

    In the United States, political discourse around Mexico and fentanyl typically scapegoats the country ...

    What Are the Prospects for Canada’s Federal Drug Decriminalization Bill?

    Right now, cities and provinces around Canada are pursuing decriminalization in piecemeal fashion. Recently, ...

    Could Crack Cocaine Vapes Be Harm Reduction Tools of the Future?

    There is a glut of research surrounding safer alternatives for people who use opioids. ...

    Alberta Government’s New Rules Set SCS Up to Fail, Advocates Say 

    More roadblocks loom for Alberta’s safe consumption sites, as the provincial government sets new ...

    Harm Reduction Deserts: When Services Are Miles or Hours Away

    Between stigma and bureaucratic challenges, accessing methadone and other medications for opioid use disorder ...

    Vancouver’s Advancing Drug Decriminalization Plan Sparks Controversies

    People who use drugs weren’t given a voice in Vancouver’s most recent step towards ...

    Legalizing Opioids: Three Proposed Models for Non-Medical Use

    A rarity among academic papers, a new piece of research proposes models for legalizing opioids ...