Use + Harm Reduction

On Canada’s East Coast, an Unexplained Influx of Pure Cocaine

Nobody knows the smell, taste or feeling of pure cocaine like someone who injects it. Eric Sampson, who's well known…

March 25, 2021

Study Shows How Much Vapes Can Help Smokers With Schizophrenia

A groundbreaking study from Italy with adults who have schizophrenia spectrum disorders found that using JUUL vapes helped some 40…

March 22, 2021

Canada’s Proposed Nicotine Cap for Vapes Earns Sharp Criticism

Canada looked set to embrace tobacco harm reduction, similar to the United Kingdom. At least until July 2019, when a…

March 18, 2021

How Will Oregon Implement Legal Psilocybin Therapy?

Oregon has begun a two-year process to implement its Psilocybin Services Act, making the state the first in the nation…

March 17, 2021

Vapers in LMICs Condemn Prohibitions Driven by Western Interests

On May 27, 2020, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease published a statement in anticipation of World No…

March 16, 2021

As Fatal Meth Overamps Surge, Promising Medication Combo on the Horizon

Promising results from the third stage of a clinical trial testing a medication combination to treat methamphetamine use disorder (MUD)…

March 15, 2021

Women Are Leading Canada’s Safe Supply Movement

Everyone deserves access to health care. It should be unconditional. If you have diabetes and still enjoy the occasional unhealthy…

March 10, 2021

WV Governor Bids to Make Smoking Much More Affordable Than Vaping

In a recent series of town hall events in his state, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made good on a…

March 9, 2021

Our Adulterated Supply: Underreported Complications for Opioid Users

When I began using heroin on the West Coast in the late 2000s, it came in the form of a…

March 9, 2021

As HIV Outbreak Grips WV, Electeds Move to Cripple Syringe Programs

At the same moment HIV cases linked to injection drug use are spiking dangerously in West Virginia, state lawmakers have…

March 8, 2021