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The Empowering and Dangerous Work of Harm Reduction in Afghanistan

Idris Azizi speaks softly when he relates how, as a person living with HIV, he was told to sit in…

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The Quest to Pass Medical Cannabis in “Prohibition Island” Idaho

"Idaho is what we call a prohibition island,” said Russ Belville. The state borders three others⁠—Oregon, Washington and Nevada—where cannabis…

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SAMHSA Ushers in Law Enforcement “Fishing Expeditions” for MAT Patients

The federal government’s move to ditch confidentiality regulations for substance use disorder treatment will increase patients’ exposure to law enforcement…

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SAMHSA to Drop SUD Treatment Confidentiality Rule, Because “Times Change”

The attack on patient confidentiality⁠—by the very agency that is supposed to protect it⁠—has begun. On August 22 the Substance…

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The First-Ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color Was Vital

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) hosted the first-ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color between August 10-17…

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Lisa’s Legacy: How the Buprenorphine X-Waiver Costs Lives

The young woman paced frantically around the hospital room, dark bags under her bloodshot eyes. Sweat beaded across her pale…

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Man Who Died of OD Was Allegedly “Kicked Out of Treatment for Smoking”

I can’t lose everything,” Paul Reithlinghshoefer told his mother when he relapsed back to using heroin in early 2017. Feeling…

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How Should Primary Care Physicians Talk to Patients About Drug Use?

All primary care physicians should screen their patients for drug use, recommended an independent panel of medical experts in an…

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Your Methadone History Could Soon Be Shared Without Your Consent

The federal government wants to weaken confidentiality rules for patients with addictions. This means people who have been in any…

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How Did We Come to Abandon America’s Pain Patients?

Overdoses—not those involving prescription opioids, but of heroin and illicit fentanyl, often combined with benzodiazepines—continue to go up. But opioid…

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