harm reduction

What’s Holding Back New York’s Efforts to End AIDS?

On December 1, World AIDS Day, a coalition of HIV/AIDS advocates is rallying in downtown New York City, calling for…

December 1, 2021

Safe Consumption Sites Are Opening in New York City

On November 30, New York City authorized two safe consumption sites to begin operations as soon as possible. The decision,…

November 30, 2021

Tensions Mount in Fight to Open Ontario Safe Consumption Site

Harm reduction advocates are fighting to open the second safe consumption site (SCS) in Hamilton, Ontario. But some residents, including…

November 29, 2021

New Zealand Permanently Legalizes Drug Checking, a Global First

New Zealand permanently legalized drug checking on November 23, by passing a bill to let a pilot program performing the…

November 24, 2021

San Francisco Eyes Location for Authorized Safe Consumption Site

San Francisco plans to open its first safe consumption site (SCS) by 2022. It would be the first such US…

November 18, 2021

PA Harm Reductionists Rally Around Bill to Authorize Syringe Programs

Susan Ousterman lost her son Tyler to an overdose when he was 24. If the state of Pennsylvania had legal,…

November 2, 2021

Compassion Clubs Advance Toward Authorization in Vancouver

The headlines suggested that sanctioned heroin clubs were coming imminently to Vancouver, British Columbia. The truth is a little different.…

October 27, 2021

“Opioid Reckoning”: Oral Histories of the Complex Origins of Rehab

Language around addiction has changed so quickly in the past few years that Rose decided to change the name of…

October 26, 2021

“Never Use Alone”: Free 24-Hour Hotline Expands Across New England

The Never Use Alone Massachusetts hotline has become Never Use Alone New England, consolidating the free service for people using…

October 20, 2021

Nan Goldin Isn’t Focused on the Sacklers Anymore

On March 10, 2018, photographer and activist Nan Goldin led dozens of protestors to the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan…

October 19, 2021