Drew Gibson

Drew is a freelance writer who covers HIV and drug policy, as well a multitude of other issues related to public health and social justice. He has worked in AIDS advocacy for a number of years. He lives in Washington, DC.

Can Harm Reduction and Abstinence-Based Models Constructively Co-Exist?

What does it mean to be "in recovery" from a substance use disorder? In theory, it seems a straightforward enough…

October 23, 2019

Why Those of Us Who Choose Sobriety Should Back Safe Consumption Sites

In many areas of public health and medicine, best practices are routinely adopted without much resistance. Sure, there is always…

July 25, 2019

New Study: Syringe Service Providers Could Have Prevented the Scott County HIV Outbreak

In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs in Scott County, Indiana 4 years…

May 1, 2019

Is This the Last Drug Czar? As Someone Who Worked in the ONDCP, I Hope So

When I began working as a research assistant at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in…

September 26, 2018