fentanyl

My Overdose on “Benzo Dope” Was Part of a Current Wave

It’s hard to write a story about events of which you have almost no recollection. But as the days pass,…

June 22, 2022

Ohio Bills Seek to Decriminalize Fentanyl Test Strips

Ohio lawmakers are—slowly—considering legislation to decriminalize fentanyl test strips. On May 19, state Representative Kristin Boggs (D) testified before the…

May 24, 2022

Record High Overdose Deaths—Yet Again—in 2021, CDC Reveals

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 108,000 people died of a…

May 12, 2022

CO Fentanyl Bill Would Fund—But Not Require—MOUD in County Jails

On April 13, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to re-impose felony penalties on fentanyl—and by extension, any…

April 14, 2022

Vancouver Safe Supply Program Begins Prescribing Take-Home Fentanyl

Despite efforts to make medical safe supply programs in Canada as low-barrier as possible, they still require most participants to…

April 13, 2022

The US Gets Its First Free, Rapid Drug-Checking Mail Program

Traditionally, the conversation around US safe supply consists of saying that we don’t have one and then pointing to Canada.…

March 21, 2022

Give Fentanyl Test Strips to People Who Could Benefit Most

Go slow. Don’t use alone. Always have naloxone. This is the advice we’re supposed to give people when their dope…

March 15, 2022

How Buying My Drugs Online Has Been Working for Me

Over the last year or so, I have been purchasing most of my supply of drugs—including fentanyl, cocaine, Xanax, MDMA…

March 2, 2022

Refelonizing Fentanyl After Tragedy Will Worsen Colorado’s Overdose Crisis

The political response to a tragedy in Colorado threatens incremental drug policy progress in the state. On February 20, five…

February 24, 2022

Mexican Harm Reduction Project Monitors Fentanyl in Drug Supplies

In the United States, political discourse around Mexico and fentanyl typically scapegoats the country for producing drugs consumed north of…

February 22, 2022