Use + Harm Reduction

How My Drug Use Has Become More Sustainable Over Time

When I first began using opioids, in 2017 when I was 18, I knew nothing of harm reduction. My high…

October 13, 2021

Fentanyl Batches I Have Known in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada often seems to get left out of discussions of our country’s ongoing drug-poisoning crisis. Yet recorded overdose deaths…

October 12, 2021

For Maine’s Church of Safe Injection, a Bittersweet Legalization

On September 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized a Maine syringe service program (SSP) to do what…

October 7, 2021

How Can We Integrate Nicotine Into Harm Reduction Programs?

Vaping and forms of smokeless tobacco have gained popularity as harm reduction options for millions of ex-smokers around the world.…

October 5, 2021

Youth Vaping Rates Decline Steeply in the United States

On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new,…

September 30, 2021

How Splitting and Sharing Got the OK at Canada’s Overdose Prevention and Supervised Consumption Sites

Never underestimate the power and dedication of a group of fearless and motivated harm reductionists. Early in the process of…

September 29, 2021

Drug Users Testify as MA Lawmakers Weigh Safe Consumption Sites

On September 27, Massachusetts lawmakers invited members of the public to speak about safe consumption sites (SCS). The state legislature…

September 28, 2021

Health Care Workers Need to Be Watching the Splintering Drug Supply

In the summer of 2016, the synthetic cannabinoid "K2" burst into the drug landscape in Austin, where I was working…

September 28, 2021

New Evidence Exposes Harms of Philly’s Smoking Ban in Drug Treatment

“Huge step backwards for recovery, it sucks!” was how one participant in a new study described the smoking ban in…

September 27, 2021

WV Harm Reduction Workers Form Coalition Amid HIV, Syringe Crises

West Virginia harm reduction workers are launching a new statewide coalition. "Mountain State Harm Reduction" will provide overdose prevention and…

September 23, 2021