Use + Harm Reduction

Irish Harm Reduction Response to COVID-19 Saves Unhoused Drug Users’ Lives

Unhoused drug users in Dublin, Ireland almost entirely avoided projected COVID-19 deaths as a result of progressive changes in national…

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New Spike in Coronavirus Cases Could Further Worsen Overdose Crisis

As many US jurisdictions have eased pandemic restrictions, new coronavirus cases have been spiking again. At the same time, regions…

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Support, Don’t Punish 2020: A Global Day of Action Against the Drug War

Friday, June 26 marks the Support, Don’t Punish 2020 Global Day of Action—an annual show of international solidarity against the…

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Philadelphia’s Latest Backward Step Is Nothing New

If the War on Drugs were seeking a motto, “One step forward, two steps back,” might be rejected as overly…

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Survey: “Having Fun” Still the Biggest Reason for Drug Use During COVID Crisis

Coping with the stress and anxiety of quarantine, historic job losses and a potentially deadly virus tends to be the…

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Four Modes of Chemsex: Study Participants Describe Their Experiences

The meaning of "chemsex" is a contested matter. In the late 2000s, London-based social worker David Stuart facilitated the introduction…

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Safe Supply Pioneer Presents Vaping as Central to Harm Reduction

  "I am an accidental voice in the vaping world," began Dr. Mark Tyndall, a professor at the University of…

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New K2 Compound in Canadian Heroin Supply Amid Surging Fatal ODs

A little-known synthetic cannabinoid, a class of compounds colloquially referred to as "K2" or "spice," has been recently popping up…

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Beyond Stigma: How Researchers May Trigger Drug Users

Harm reductionists have long called on journalists, politicians and treatment providers to adopt non-stigmatizing language when speaking about people who…

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Solidarity, Not Charity: Mutual Aid in LGBTQ+ Drug-Using Communities

Mutual aid has never been in the spotlight in the way it is now. As a result of COVID-19 and…

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