COVID-19

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

How Can We Improve COVID Vaccine Access for People Who Use Drugs?

Millions of Americans are happy to finally be venturing out of their quarantine cocoons, emboldened by newly minted COVID-19 vaccine…

July 15, 2021

Can the Pandemic Usher in a New Age of Harm Reduction Awareness?

While still suffering the toll of a deadly global virus, we begin the delicate process of rebuilding our communities under…

July 13, 2021

Politicians Cite COVID-19 Science; What About the Smoking Pandemic?

And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way you…

June 15, 2021