alcohol

Giving Alcohol, Nicotine, Marijuana to Isolated Homeless People Is Harm Reduction

Seeking positives in current times can feel futile. But for drug policy reformers, there are a few. San Francisco and…

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“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…

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Coronavirus Drug Policies Echo Plague Scapegoating of the Past

Infectious waves of illness that flash flood through cities, regions and—rarely but occasionally—all continents, date back throughout recorded history. The…

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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…

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A Harm Reduction Plan for Vulnerable Drinkers Hits Unnecessary Obstacles

  As harm reductionists, we always have on our minds the health and well-being of people who use drugs. Too…

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Safer Drinking During Desperate Times

We are all doing our best to adjust to the new “normal” in the COVID-19 era, while still trying to…

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PA Liquor Store Closures Put Heavy Drinkers at Risk: Here’s How to Taper

All Pennsylvania liquor stores were closed at 9 pm on March 17 as part of the state’s coronavirus response—in contrast…

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Santa Fe’s Historic Drug Policy Overhaul Centers Alcohol Harm Reduction

Santa Fe, New Mexico is emphasizing alcohol harm reduction in its plan to radically restructure the Southwestern municipality's drug policy…

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“Not Mechanized or Automatic”—Ketamine Researcher Sounds Caution Over Alcohol Study

What really causes you to drink to excess? Elias Dakwar, MD says the answer is more complex than many think.…

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What Do We Know About Ketamine’s Potential to Help Problematic Drinking?

Research published in Nature Communications on November 26 suggests that a single dose of ketamine may help mitigate problematic drinking.…

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