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Drug Users in Study: Mixing Meth and Heroin Reduces Comedowns, Boosts Pleasure

Polydrug use is the norm, not the exception. Increased risks are associated with certain combinations, but it matters to understand…

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A New Jersey Drug Market Falls Silent Amid the Pandemic

There’s an eerie calm as I step off the bus on the corner of Broadway and Straight in Paterson, New…

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Six Years Ago, My Cousin Overdosed. What Could Have Saved Her Life?

This is the worst phone call of my life. It wakes me before 7 am on the Tuesday after Labor…

4 months

Heroin Pipes: How the “Hammer” Was Built for Harm Reduction

A common misconception about people who use heroin is that they all want to get as high as possible, that…

4 months

Almodóvar and Portman’s New Films Illuminate Love, Heroin and Addiction

Two current films wonder about the nature of addiction—one involving obsessive love, the other heroin use without the usual addictive…

6 months

Watch: “Not One More!” Harlem Residents on Overdose Deaths

To mark International Overdose Awareness Day, I went out on the streets of Harlem and asked people for their thoughts…

7 months

NYC Syringe Programs Successfully Serving the Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

New York City's syringe service programs (SSPs) are successfully getting harm reduction resources into the hands of the most vulnerable…

10 months

NYC Jail Deprived Trans Women of MAT for Years

Between 2015 and 2018, transgender women incarcerated in New York City’s first-of-its-kind Transgender Housing Unit (THU) were deprived of access…

10 months

Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

10 months

Vietnam Vets Proved That Addiction Is a Product of Life Circumstances

For most people addiction is situational and of limited duration. In some cases, such as people in war zones, the…

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