Use + Harm Reduction

Study Links Cannabis Use to Decreased Odds of Cognitive Decline

Marijuana use is associated with lower odds of subjective cognitive decline (SCD), according to a new study, with people who…

March 1, 2024

“Another Dimension”—OD Deaths Fall Sharply in Areas Close to SCS

Safe consumption sites don’t just protect people from fatal overdose within their walls, suggests recent research. The study, published in…

February 29, 2024

Inside a Busy Safe Consumption Site in Portugal

[The following are the words of Maria Luísa Salazar, one of the organizers of a safe consumption space in Lisbon,…

February 26, 2024

Nalmefene Is Not “Just Like Naloxone”

Opvee, an opioid-overdose antidote manufactured by Indivior that was approved in 2023, has in recent weeks been slowly rolling out…

February 23, 2024

Never Too Late: Quitting Smoking at Any Age Slashes Cancer Risk

Quitting cigarettes at any age greatly reduces your risk of cancer, according to a major new study. Its findings should…

February 22, 2024

My Benzo Withdrawals Induced Delirium, I’ve Come to Understand

I’ve always enjoyed using benzodiazepines. These depressants—the best known are pharmaceutical brands like Xanax, Valium and Ativan—produce a distinct type…

February 21, 2024

Edinburgh Quietly Releases Report in Favor of Safe Consumption Sites

After pressure from advocates, Edinburgh city councilors have published a long-awaited report supporting the feasibility of implementing safe consumption sites…

February 15, 2024

MDMA Close to Being Legal Medicine, as FDA Grants Priority Review

MDMA is getting ever closer to becoming a legal medicine. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now expediting…

February 15, 2024

Why Isn’t Tobacco Harm Reduction Prioritized for Unhoused People?

People experiencing homelessness are among a number of marginalized groups who remain acutely vulnerable to smoking-related harms, even as global…

February 7, 2024

Are People Who Smoke Sick? Or Just Unaware of Better Options?

When the dangers of cigarette smoking were recognized in the 1950s and ‘60s, physicians assumed that tobacco would be treated…

February 5, 2024