harm reduction

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

New Jersey Expands Harm Reduction Services as Attitudes Shift

New Jersey is set to open multiple new syringe service programs, including in suburban and rural areas, bringing potentially lifesaving…

October 12, 2023

Our Struggle for Safe Consumption Sites in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

In 2006, a community health clinic opened in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. On any given day, the waiting room would…

September 28, 2023

Opioid Settlement Funds: Will “Once-in-a-Generation” Chance Be Wasted?

As opioid settlement dollars start rolling into jurisdictions across the United States, debate has intensified around how they should be…

September 11, 2023

Learning to Do HIV Peer Education in the ’90s, by Unlearning What to Say

In the summer of 1992, a few weeks after I'd learned I had HIV, I was down at the local…

August 24, 2023

DE Lifts “One-to-One” Cap on Syringe Exchange, a Reform Long Overdue

Delaware syringe service programs (SSP) are no longer limited to "one-to-one" exchange, a widely criticized policy that restricts SSP from…

August 22, 2023

Re-Queering Harm Reduction Means Reclaiming Its Grassroots Spirit

When the harm reduction movement emerged, survival was front of mind: Policymakers were leaving drug users, sex workers and queer and…

August 15, 2023

How We Clean Knife Wounds in Prison, Without Going to Medical

[Read Part 1 of this story here] Fighting is a fact of life in prison. I've spent most of the…

August 14, 2023