Use + Harm Reduction

Inside the Toxic Sex Education Battle in Tucson, Arizona

On September 10, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Governing Board decided to delay a vote on a proposed sex-education…

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A Visit to VOCAL, a Vital Hub of New York Harm Reduction

Four days a week, no matter the weather, people gather outside a door on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, near the…

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Trump Announces Disastrous Plan to Ban Flavored Vapes Across the US

President Donald Trump announced on September 11 that he wants the Food and Drug Administration to plan to pull flavored…

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ACLU Sues Bureau of Prisons for Denying a Federal Prisoner Buprenorphine

In a key moment for the rights of incarcerated people with substance use disorders, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)…

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The Empowering and Dangerous Work of Harm Reduction in Afghanistan

Idris Azizi speaks softly when he relates how, as a person living with HIV, he was told to sit in…

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Are Fentanyl-Meth Deaths in Indiana Due to Contamination, or “Speedballing”?

Marion County, Indiana is seeing a troubling rise in deaths related to methamphetamine combined with fentanyl, according to the Indiana…

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Fate of Philly Safe Consumption Site Now Hinges on Judge’s Ruling

Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe…

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Could Comparing Syringes to Mosquitoes Point the Way to Harm Reduction’s Future?

Needles and mosquitoes have more in common than just poking people; they can both transmit infectious diseases, serving as a…

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“A Potential Public Health Disaster”—Experts Slam Michigan Ban on Flavored Vapes

On September 4, Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan announced an executive order banning the sale of flavored vape products in…

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Increasing Asian-Pacific Islander Overdose Deaths Were Ignored by NYC Report

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers saw the largest spike in overdose deaths of any racial group between…

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