alcohol

“Another Round”—A Nuanced Picture of Our Relationships With Alcohol

You’re in a bar, when the night seems close to ending but nobody really wants it to. Someone asks: “Should…

April 1, 2021

A Guide to Lisbon’s Forthcoming Managed Alcohol Program

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Portuguese officials have worked to ensure supports are in place for unhoused people…

February 17, 2021

Lisbon, Portugal, Brings Alcohol Harm Reduction to Unhoused People

Around the world, unhoused people lost access to drugs they need to survive as a result of disruptions to incomes…

January 27, 2021

Reason to Raise a Glass: The Alcohol-Zero-Tolerance Project Is Doomed

The World Health Organization has declared that there is no safe level of drinking—a zero-tolerance, just-say-no approach to alcohol. Public…

December 24, 2020

So We’re Drinking Our Way Through the Pandemic? It’s What Drugs Are For.

People are drinking (and using marijuana) more during the pandemic. Alarms have predictably been raised, but anxiety is misdirected. RAND…

October 8, 2020

“We Will Strap You Down”—A Hospital Illegally Forced Me Into a Detox Ward

It will go easier on you if you cooperate with them," said the nursing assistant sitting beside my bed. Clearly,…

September 30, 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

Alcohol Harm Reduction: A World of Growing Possibilities

In her early professional life, Louise liked to unwind with wine. She loved the way it looked in a glass;…

August 17, 2020

The Perpetual Pendulum of US Drinking Guidelines

Every five years, the United States produces a set of health recommendations entitled Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The document is…

August 3, 2020

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…

June 3, 2020