Use + Harm Reduction

The Incredible Story of Zürich’s Journey to Harm Reduction

Drugs, troublemaking, bad grades. At the close of 1968, Sidi was expelled from school. Now, the party could begin in…

September 9, 2020

Can LSD Microdosing Be a Potent Weapon Against Pain?

LSD is a famously potent psychedelic. But new research has investigated the drug's potential in a whole new setting, as…

September 3, 2020

A 10-Minute Training Can Eliminate Fentanyl Myths Among First Responders

The myth that fentanyl can cause an overdose through simple skin contact has been peddled by law enforcement trainers and…

September 3, 2020

California Ramps Up the War on Vaping With Flavor Ban

They never stop. Tobacco control organizations in California convinced the California Assembly to pass SB 793 on August 24, after…

August 27, 2020

Pennsylvania Now Lets You Get Naloxone by Mail

Pennsylvania's health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, has issued a new standing order to allow residents to receive naloxone (Narcan), the…

August 27, 2020

The Battle Over CBD Use Among US Military Personnel

A surprising substance has been stirring quiet controversy within the United States military community this year. The use of cannabidiol…

August 27, 2020

21 to Drink? The Debate Around America’s Outlier Status

America’s minimum drinking age law, set nationally at 21 since 1984, appears to be written in stone. But in 2008,…

August 26, 2020

Despite Fentanyl’s Ubiquity, Test Strips Can Still Empower Drug Users

As the presence of illicit fentanyl has reached near-ubiquity in many North American heroin supplies, some harm reductionists have questioned…

August 25, 2020

Canadian Drug Users Need Us Doctors to Step Up With Safe Supply

The tennis player Arthur Ashe once said that to take on a challenge, “start where you are, use what you…

August 24, 2020

Inside the Work of a New York Psychedelic Trip Guide

Prometheus checked into a hotel in midtown Manhattan in 2018 with just a backpack, orange juice, and a bag of…

August 18, 2020