Use + Harm Reduction

Older Adults Who Smoke Are Typically “Forgotten”

A new paper, published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), argues that older adults who smoke are “forgotten,”…

November 29, 2022

Prison “K2”: The Hidden Center of a Chaotic New Drug War

Back when I was running with biker gangs, we used to play a game called Crash or Fly. Someone would…

November 28, 2022

“High Certainty” Evidence That Vapes Are Better Quitting Aids Than NRT

Cochrane, a research institute considered something of a benchmark in evidence-based public health interventions, has released an updated review that…

November 22, 2022

California Can’t Afford Its Free Narcan Program. Will It Embrace Generic?

A California naloxone delivery program is struggling to meet rising demand in part due to the expense of nasal0spray Narcan.…

November 22, 2022

People in Wider Harm Reduction Discuss Integrating Tobacco

The 13th National Harm Reduction Conference took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico in mid-October. It involved around 2,800 harm…

November 21, 2022

How I Use Short-Tip Needles: A Harm Reduction Guide

[This article contains photographs and descriptions of injecting.]   I've been using opioids for 20 years, but injecting didn't become…

November 17, 2022

The Barriers to PrEP Uptake Among People Who Inject Drugs

Since 2012, medications designed to protect people from contracting HIV have been hard at work. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as they're…

November 17, 2022

Charting the History and Future of Tobacco Harm Reduction

On November 15, Knowledge-Action-Change (KAC), a public health group in the United Kingdom, published its latest Global State of Tobacco…

November 15, 2022

Studies Investigate Antipsychotics as Adjuncts to Opioid Use Disorder Meds

John* grew up in a family severely impacted by substance use disorders. He started using heroin at 15, and he…

November 10, 2022

A Long-Awaited Harm Reduction Gathering in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was the location for the National Harm Reduction Conference from October 13-16—the first to take place since 2018.…

November 8, 2022