Use + Harm Reduction

Beyond Harm Reduction: Encouraging Positive Drug Use

A traditional anecdote tells of a congressman answering a constituent's inquiry about his position on alcohol. "If you mean the…

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The New Federal Minimum Vaping Age Won’t Protect Young People

President Donald Trump signed legislation in December 2019 to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act by raising the…

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The Formidable Challenge of Understanding Pain

Whether you consider opioids to be the gold standard for treating pain or a last resort, they do the job…

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Could a Naloxone Implant Have a Major Impact on the Overdose Crisis?

Researchers in Illinois are developing a novel device to rapidly and automatically administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. Smaller than…

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International Experts Slam World Health Organization’s Deceptive Vaping Release

The World Health Organization (WHO) published an astonishingly bad Q&A on electronic cigarettes on January 20, full of lies of…

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Forced to Quit Methadone Because of His Adderall Prescription

Breadman came to me recently with a harrowing story. Aged 43, he lives in South Philadelphia and acquired his nickname…

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West Virginia Senator Calls Syringe Exchanges “Failed Experiment,” Seeks to Ban Them

In West Virginia, which has the highest rate of opioid-involved overdose deaths in the US, injecting drugs with shared needles…

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Why Harsher Fentanyl Penalties Will Exacerbate the Overdose Crisis

Congressmembers are pushing for new laws that will impose harsher penalties for potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which are involved…

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Inside Baltimore’s Unique Bid to Open Safe Consumption Sites

A row of seats at the front of Baltimore City Council's chambers was reserved for harm reductionists on January 13.…

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In Defense of the Concept of Addiction

The term—and concept of—“addiction” is regularly frowned upon or even attacked by people in our field. But it won’t disappear,…

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