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Pregnancy in Withdrawal: Methadone Clinic Tore My Family Apart

In the endless hallway of the NICU, nurses shuffled from door to door. Yellow-toned ceiling lights flickered. My grandmother kept…

December 7, 2023

Endometriosis Is One Reason I Use Fentanyl. Medical Stigma Is Another.

I’ve lived with chronic pain since I was 13. Endometriosis, wherein the sort of tissue that normally grows inside your…

April 21, 2023

Psychedelic Exceptionalism, and the Need for Queer-Led Harm Reduction

[This article is an adapted excerpt from the anthology Queering Psychedelics: From Oppression to Liberation in Psychedelic Medicine, published by…

March 20, 2023

Free Vapes for Pregnant People Who Smoke, in UK Council Program

In a bid to address health inequality and family poverty, a council in the United Kingdom will soon be handing…

December 12, 2022

Instagram’s Page-Deletions of Black Women in Psychedelic Advocacy

After a year of running her Instagram page, “Black People Trip,” Robin Divine had built up a following of over…

October 14, 2022

In Barcelona, Metzineres Creates a Social Model That “Fits Very Well”

Metzineres is a community for womxn using drugs and surviving violence in Barcelona. The “x” in the word womxn intentionally…

October 4, 2022

Dobbs Will Have Dire Consequences for Pregnant People Who Use Drugs

Last month’s Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade denied people who can get pregnant one of the…

July 7, 2022

Mexico’s Abortion Collectives Increase Cross-Border Collaborations

When Perla Martínez took misoprostol to terminate her pregnancy in April of 2017, the only information she had about how…

July 5, 2022

No, My Prescribed Opioid Use Was Not a “Relapse”

Society tends to view banned drugs and their use in binary terms. People who disclose drug use are instantly assumed…

May 11, 2022

Pressure on Massachusetts to Ban Building of New Jails and Prisons

Families of incarcerated people are pressuring Massachusetts state lawmakers to pass a bill to rule out building any new jails…

March 8, 2022