Use + Harm Reduction

Pueblo Judge Blocks Syringe Program Ban, and Services Resume for Now

The City of Pueblo, Colorado, has been forced to suspend an ordinance criminalizing syringe service programs (SSP), allowing two SSP…

June 11, 2024

White House Meth Plan Still Includes Harm Reduction, Just Not for Meth

Once the federal government designated methamphetamine an “emerging drug threat” in March 2022, the White House Office of National Drug…

June 10, 2024

Storm in a Teacup Over Soccer Stars’ Snus Use

“I used to have the odd cigarette on a night out,” wrote Jamie Vardy, the Leicester City striker and 2016…

June 10, 2024

“Horrible”—Harm Reduction Legend Discusses the Methadone System

I first heard Edith Springer speak at the 2004 Harm Reduction Coalition conference in New Orleans. She was explaining how…

June 4, 2024

New National Drug Control Strategy: Almost More Harm Reduction Access

In 2022, the White House released a National Drug Control Strategy that it widely touted as the “first-ever to champion…

June 3, 2024

VT Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Site Bill. It May Become Law Without Him.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) has vetoed legislation that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS) pilot. On May 30,…

May 31, 2024

An Urgent Call for Action on World No Tobacco Day 2024

The global combustible tobacco epidemic remains a formidable public health challenge, with devastating disparities in smoking rates across nations. As…

May 30, 2024

Why We Need World Vape Day More Than Ever

Globally, we are over 120 million strong. We are the people who used to smoke. We discovered that despite what…

May 30, 2024

Japan’s Leading Position in the Tobacco Harm Reduction World

Japan has halved its cigarette sales in a decade, in what tobacco harm reductionists call a "globally unprecedented" shift. What…

May 29, 2024

Europe Faces Potential Transformation of Its Drug Supply

In North America, fentanyl and other potent synthetic drugs in the supply have been associated with an unprecedented overdose crisis…

May 23, 2024