Use + Harm Reduction

Groundbreaking PTSD Trial Moves MDMA Closer to Medical Approval

On May 3, MDMA—the psychedelic drug colloquially known as Molly or ecstasy—moved one step closer to receiving medical approval for…

May 6, 2021

What I Learned From My First Injection Infection

[This article contains an image of injection wounds.] I had my first injection infection in the winter of 2020. I…

May 4, 2021

Can Tobacco Harm Reduction Work for India’s Poor?

Tobacco use is a poor person’s problem. People with low incomes consume and grow it the most and suffer the…

April 30, 2021

One Year Into COVID, Methadone Deliveries Show the Way Forward

Created in the spring of 2020, the New York City Methadone Delivery System (MDS) was the first program of its…

April 22, 2021

Higher-Nicotine Vapes Seem Better at Helping Smokers Quit Cigarettes

A new study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and most highly regarded peer-reviewed medical journals, suggests…

April 22, 2021

North Carolina Bill Poised to Drastically Restrict Syringe Service Programs

A bill filed in the North Carolina state Senate may threaten the existence of syringe service programs (SSP) statewide. Titled…

April 21, 2021

Report Details Failures to Scale Up Tobacco Harm Reduction in Asia

On April 16, the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (GSTHR) released its newest report—“Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Burning Issue…

April 16, 2021

There’s Too Little Research on Harm Reduction and Youth. Help Us Put That Right.

There exists a lack of published academic research with and for young people who use drugs, including research focused on…

April 15, 2021

The Mission to Save Lives by Deciphering Philly’s Volatile Drug Supply

Conditions in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where I’ve reported for years, stand as a rebuke to a litany…

April 15, 2021

Drug Users Welcome: An Oklahoma City Shelter’s Encouraging Approach

On April 6, Oklahoma City opened its only low-threshold night shelter for people experiencing homelessness. With 140 beds, including some…

April 14, 2021