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The Coronavirus Information Gap for Marginalized People

For those of us connected to technology, it’s hard to imagine not having continual information about the novel coronavirus pandemic.…

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Court Reins In Social Workers’ Power in Drug-War Child Removals

Social workers are overlooked actors in the drug war, separating parents who use drugs from their children, often regardless of…

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SUD Patients’ Confidentiality a Quiet Victim of the CARES Act

It took COVID-19 to do what the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Society of Addiction…

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Pandemic Puts the Brakes on the Psychedelic Decriminalization Movement

As 2020 began, psychedelics advocates throughout the US looked eagerly towards the election cycle and other opportunities. Major cities like…

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We Should Be Vigilant Against Attacks on the Supreme Court’s Burrage Ruling

Marcus Andrew Burrage was once a small-town guy from rural Iowa who sold another man heroin. As is typical of…

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Being a Smoker or Vaper in the Time of COVID-19

During a recent walk outside of the confines of my COVID-19 quarantine in Baltimore, I passed by someone resting on…

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Caged People Expected to Keep Calm and Carry On Amid COVID-19

Jails and prisons are the next “country” to get COVID-­19, with the infection timeline trailing  America’s. It will be a…

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US Drug War Exploits Pandemic to Attack Venezuelan Sovereignty

As the coronavirus outbreak escalates, the United States has brought drug-war charges against the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Nicolás…

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San Antonio’s War on Street-Level Sex Workers

On a late August afternoon, a woman with shoulder-length brown hair asked a passing driver on the west side of…

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SAMHSA’s Absurd Criteria for Identifying “Stable” Methadone Patients

For decades, methadone reform advocates have tried to loosen or remove the highly restrictive take-home dose regulations promulgated by the…

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