harm reduction

VT Legalizes Safe Consumption Sites, Reversing Course on Veto Override

  [Update, June 17: This story has been edited to reflect the final outcome of the Assembly vote] Vermont has…

June 17, 2024

Pueblo Judge Blocks Syringe Program Ban, and Services Resume for Now

The City of Pueblo, Colorado, has been forced to suspend an ordinance criminalizing syringe service programs (SSP), allowing two SSP…

June 11, 2024

White House Meth Plan Still Includes Harm Reduction, Just Not for Meth

Once the federal government designated methamphetamine an “emerging drug threat” in March 2022, the White House Office of National Drug…

June 10, 2024

New National Drug Control Strategy: Almost More Harm Reduction Access

In 2022, the White House released a National Drug Control Strategy that it widely touted as the “first-ever to champion…

June 3, 2024

VT Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Site Bill. It May Become Law Without Him.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) has vetoed legislation that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS) pilot. On May 30,…

May 31, 2024

Vermont Advances Safe Consumption Site Bill, But Cuts Second Location

Lawmakers in Vermont have formally adopted changes to narrow the scope of a House-passed safe consumption site (SCS) bill, which in…

April 23, 2024

NE Syringe Program Bill Abandoned, by Senators Who’d Just Voted for It

Syringe service programs (SSP) will not become legal in Nebraska in 2024, after lawmakers who'd previously supported a bill authorizing…

March 14, 2024

Edinburgh Quietly Releases Report in Favor of Safe Consumption Sites

After pressure from advocates, Edinburgh city councilors have published a long-awaited report supporting the feasibility of implementing safe consumption sites…

February 15, 2024

Sex Work, Anti-Trafficking Policies and the Continuum of Consent

Circumstantial sex workers often do sex work for a period of time to get by. During their time in the…

January 9, 2024

First Chemsex Harm Reduction Project in Brazil Takes Aim at Misinformation

During the pandemic, public health researchers in São Paulo began noticing what seemed to be an increase in the popularity…

October 16, 2023