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Support, Don’t Punish 2020: A Global Day of Action Against the Drug War

Friday, June 26 marks the Support, Don’t Punish 2020 Global Day of Action—an annual show of international solidarity against the…

June 25, 2020

Beyond Stigma: How Researchers May Trigger Drug Users

Harm reductionists have long called on journalists, politicians and treatment providers to adopt non-stigmatizing language when speaking about people who…

June 15, 2020

“The Great” Offers a Window Into a Non-Temperance Way of Being

Netflix is currently screening The Great, a 10-part series portraying the improbable, nay astounding, story of Catherine II, Empress of…

May 26, 2020

Harm Reduction Works: An Exciting New Alternative to Narcotics Anonymous

The pandemic is taking a toll on people’s mental health, and there’s likely no group more affected than people who…

May 19, 2020

Indiana Syringe Exchange May Shut Down Next Month Amid Prosecutor’s Opposition

A syringe exchange in Wayne County, Indiana could close in June if lawmakers don’t renew the program. Although local health…

May 18, 2020

Fiscal Crisis for Cities and States Threatens Harm Reduction Funding

City and state governments around the US are facing a fiscal crisis as the coronavirus pandemic has taken away sales…

May 14, 2020

I Secretly Started Using Heroin Again in Lockdown

My heart pounded as the rough, beige powder raced through a straw, into my nostril. Heroin—my first hit since 1999.…

May 14, 2020

Joe Biden’s Unwelcome Plan to Expand Coerced Treatment and Drug Courts

Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released his “Plan for Black America” on May 4, which discussed some of the…

May 7, 2020

Emails Reveal Massachusetts Civil Commitment Staff Pathologizing Protest

Massachusetts has a civil commitment process on its books for people with substance use disorders who are deemed dangerous to…

April 28, 2020

How the Pandemic Is Restricting Health Options for People Who Use Drugs

For the average non-essential worker, it might feel like the coronavirus has put the world on hold. But for people…

April 22, 2020