cocaine

Major Report Sheds Light on Europe’s Changing Drug-Use Patterns

A major new report identifies changing patterns of drug use across Europe. Young British adults' continent-high rate of cocaine use…

September 23, 2020

Crack, Mass Incarceration and Black Trauma: Jeffrey’s Story

Jeffrey Calhoun has been shot seven times and sent to prison three. Had he not been granted clemency by President…

August 20, 2020

Why the Drug User Liberation Front Gave Out Free, Checked Drugs in Vancouver

The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on June 23. During a protest in…

August 11, 2020

US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine

Diplomatic officials announced May 27 that the US is sending an armed forces unit to Colombia. From June, the Security…

June 1, 2020

Growing Coca, Poppy May Be Latin Americans’ Economic Safety Net Amid Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has interrupted transnational drug supply—but that might not last long, the UN Office of Drug and Crime…

May 12, 2020

How Bars and Nightclubs Can Help Prevent Fentanyl-Involved Deaths

The adulteration of many drug supplies with the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl poses a serious risk for people who use…

April 28, 2020

Trump’s Ignorant Demand That Colombia Resume Aerial Spraying of Coca Crops

That white powder you snort off your key takes a long journey, starting in the rural mountains of Colombia and…

March 4, 2020

NY Governor’s Office Points to Stimulant Addiction Meds as Deaths Rise

In response to increasing numbers of cocaine- and methamphetamine-related deaths in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration has issued guidance…

March 3, 2020

Opportunities and Limits of New Federal Funding for Stimulant Responses

As the federal government pours billions of dollars into state-level responses to opioid use disorders and opioid-involved overdoses, the tide…

January 21, 2020

The Agony of Attending My Son’s Probation Violation Hearing

As I entered the federal court building in Manhattan with my son on the morning of Nov 19, I had…

November 21, 2019