Use + Harm Reduction

As People Who Use Drugs, We Urge Biden to End the Buprenorphine X-Waiver

In late January, the Biden Administration walked back one of the biggest steps toward opening access to medications for opioid…

March 3, 2021

Most People With Addiction Outgrow It Naturally. We Need to Hear Them.

All life studies of people’s drug use show that most people who develop addictions—a small minority of drug users—move past…

March 1, 2021

Syringe Programs Key to Connecting Women With PrEP, Research Shows

What is the best way to protect more women who use drugs from HIV treatment? Researchers examined one aspect this…

February 25, 2021

How a Smartphone App Could Help Communities Respond to Overdoses

A smartphone app that activates civilian emergency responders to 911 calls has the potential to save the lives of people…

February 18, 2021

A Guide to Lisbon’s Forthcoming Managed Alcohol Program

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Portuguese officials have worked to ensure supports are in place for unhoused people…

February 17, 2021

How a Chemsex Activist Teaches Yoga as Harm Reduction

In the context of a neocolonial global marketplace commodifying South Asian religious practices, yoga and mindfulness have been utilized by…

February 16, 2021

How Immediate Naloxone Access Is Going 24/7 in Indiana

The state of Indiana is dedicating tens of thousands of federal dollars to making naloxone, the opioid-involved overdose reversal medication,…

February 10, 2021

Telehealth Services Are Expanding OUD Medication Access—For Some

Amid the pandemic, regulatory changes around buprenorphine access are making it easier for some people with opioid use disorder (OUD)…

February 9, 2021

Slovenia’s Sole Grassroots Syringe Exchange Violently Evicted, Bulldozed

Slovenia's sole grassroots harm reduction organization was forcefully displaced after authorities demolished a former factory in the capital city of…

February 4, 2021

The Kind Man Who Used to Sell Me Heroin

In popular culture, people who sell drugs are stereotyped as remorseless monsters, like the loathsome Mikey Forrester from the book…

February 4, 2021