In the Tobacco Harm Reduction Debate, Civility Has Gone Up in Smoke

    In the pursuit of reducing the harms caused by cigarettes, those of us who ...

    SC Dating Violence Law Would Punish Kids More Harshly Than Adults

    After 16-year-old Sierra Landry was killed in 2013 by an abusive schoolmate she once ...

    Why Crystal Meth Has Made a Big Comeback in Philadelphia

    Meth! Meth, crystal. Who wants meth?” shouted a middle-aged man in a parka earlier ...

    What Is Harm Reduction, Anyway?

    We often describe Filter as “harm reduction journalism”—meaning both journalism that comes out of ...

    Harm Reduction in the Land of 10,000 Rehabs

    Addiction counselor Stephanie Devich points to a Christmas tree glimmering with purple and silver ...

    What’s Taking So Long for Naloxone to Be Made Available Over the Counter?

    Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose within minutes. Prompt access would prevent many of ...

    The Reassuringly Normal Recovery of Lindsay Lohan

    Remember when Lohan was portrayed as the incorrigible bad-girl alcoholic who would never change—i.e., ...

    Cuomo Wants to Treat Vaping like Tobacco

    On January 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to raise the ...

    Fifteen Examples of Discrimination Against People With Substance Use Disorders

    In light of the imminent threats to the confidentiality of substance use disorder patients, ...

    Confidentiality for Patients With Substance Use Disorders Is Under Threat

    When patients seek treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs)—in a society that stigmatizes and ...