harm reduction

How Former Soviet Countries Are Suppressing Harm Reduction “Propaganda”

Lawmakers in the former Soviet Union are seeking to impose harsher criminal penalties for drug-related “propaganda,” especially online. Their efforts…

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Some Residents, Officials Gang Up Against Syringe Exchange in Chico, CA

People who use drugs in Chico, California have faced opposition in obtaining sterile harm reduction supplies. Following residents' complaints about…

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Will “Sobering Centers” Help People Who Use Methamphetamine?

Officials in San José, California are proposing a new solution to rising rates of methamphetamine use in Santa Clara County.…

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As Trump’s Vape Flavors Ban Kicks In, What Does It Mean on the Ground?

It’s 11:59 pm on a Wednesday night in America. Just the wrong time for your watermelon-flavored vape pod to run…

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Trump’s 2020 Drug Strategy Includes Harm Reduction (Sort of)

President Donald Trump's administration introduced the first national plan on substance use disorder treatment as part of its annual drug…

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West Virginia Senator Calls Syringe Exchanges “Failed Experiment,” Seeks to Ban Them

In West Virginia, which has the highest rate of opioid-involved overdose deaths in the US, injecting drugs with shared needles…

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“An Abstinence-Based State”—Utah Harm Reduction Faces Unique Challenges

Deaths involving opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs have reached record highs in Utah. The state government passed legislation in 2016…

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Tennessee Harm Reduction Workers Combat Stigma to Save Lives

Overdose deaths in Shelby County, Tennessee have increased 62 percent this year compared to the same period in 2018, according…

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How to Legalize MDMA, With the Help of Pharmacies and Nightlife Spaces

On December 5, the Beckley Foundation, a British research organization focused on psychedelics and drug policy, called for tightly regulated…

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Skid Row Project Highlights Toilets as Harm Reduction and a Human Right

In June 2017, Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles (HHCLA), a nonprofit community organization, found that only nine public toilets were available…

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