Use + Harm Reduction

What Can We Learn From the Nation’s First 24/7 Methadone Clinic?

In October 2017, Community Medical Services (CMS), an Arizona-based addiction treatment provider, opened America’s first medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic that…

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NYC Syringe Programs Successfully Serving the Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

New York City's syringe service programs (SSPs) are successfully getting harm reduction resources into the hands of the most vulnerable…

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Global Forum on Nicotine Asserts Urgency of Tobacco Harm Reduction

Where else,” wondered tobacco harm reduction advocate David Sweanor, “do we permit a really deadly product, but try to restrict…

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Why Is Harm Reduction for Queer Meth Users So Understudied?

It's no secret that the US harm reduction movement prioritizes opioids and the people who use them in its research…

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New Zealand Government Initiative Shows Welcome Support for Tobacco Harm Reduction

The New Zealand government has launched an online resource endorsing—and educating about— vaping products as valuable harm reduction tools for…

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Filter Video: Inside Portugal’s First Mobile Safe Consumption Site

In April of this year, Portugal, a country well known for having decriminalized all drugs in 2001, got its first…

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Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

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Vietnam Vets Proved That Addiction Is a Product of Life Circumstances

For most people addiction is situational and of limited duration. In some cases, such as people in war zones, the…

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Mexico Public Health Agency Lashes Out Against Tobacco Harm Reduction

Mexico's consumer health protection agency has effectively denounced the US Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of IQOS, a heat-not-burn…

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Photo Essay: Inside Australia’s Safe Consumption Sites

While officials in the US—and the UK where I live—debate the introduction of safe consumption spaces (SCS), it's important to…

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