COVID-19

Methadone, the Early Pandemic and the Terror of a Poppyseed Positive

I was going to the methadone clinic weekly when the pandemic began. That was the maximum at the place I…

August 18, 2022

A Pandemic of Anxiety in Prison

For several months, the country's COVID cases have been in a relative downtrend. In the free world, many people can…

July 1, 2022

Out Early From a 15-Year Carfentanil Sentence, Her Next Fight Begins

Wendy Kraus-Heitmann has had a hard life, but one that someone could write a good book about. Raised in Nebraska,…

June 13, 2022

Dire Harm Reduction Funding Gap for Lower-Income Countries Is Growing

Last year, Harm Reduction International (HRI) released a report that found funding for harm reduction in 2019 was only 5…

May 9, 2022

As a Methadone Patient, I Demand No Return to the Pre-COVID Status Quo

COVID-19 made us rethink how and why we were doing all kinds of things simply out of routine. Why do…

April 20, 2022

Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic

A new study by researchers with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that alcohol-related deaths in the United States…

March 23, 2022

How Halifax’s Safe Supply Hotels Brought Hope in the Early Pandemic

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, in April 2020, there was a confirmed case at a pop-up shelter in Halifax, Nova…

February 9, 2022

Rikers Strike Against Horrendous Conditions Draws Political Support

Elected officials are rallying outside of the Rikers Island Detention Complex on January 13 to support detainees who are rejecting…

January 13, 2022

People Changed the Ways They Use Drugs During the Pandemic

The 2021 Global Drug Survey (GDS), the newly published report from the largest annual survey of people who use drugs,…

December 8, 2021

Homeless New Yorkers Fight for Their Rights as Hotel Evictions Continue

Winston Tokuhisa first became homeless in 2006, at the age of 20. Since then, he’s been on and off the…

July 28, 2021