international

Harm Production: Ontario’s Brutal Cuts Add Fuel to the Overdose Fire

Viewed from the United States, Canada’s comparatively liberal social mores and universal healthcare would seem to set the stage for…

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New Zealand Government Initiative Shows Welcome Support for Tobacco Harm Reduction

The New Zealand government has launched an online resource endorsing—and educating about— vaping products as valuable harm reduction tools for…

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Filter Video: Inside Portugal’s First Mobile Safe Consumption Site

In April of this year, Portugal, a country well known for having decriminalized all drugs in 2001, got its first…

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Mexico Public Health Agency Lashes Out Against Tobacco Harm Reduction

Mexico's consumer health protection agency has effectively denounced the US Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of IQOS, a heat-not-burn…

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Eurasian States Pouring Money Into Incarceration, Not Harm Reduction

Harm reduction funding around the world is stalling. By extension, harm reductionists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are…

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Photo Essay: Inside Australia’s Safe Consumption Sites

While officials in the US—and the UK where I live—debate the introduction of safe consumption spaces (SCS), it's important to…

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Harm Reduction Is Growing in Scotland––But So Are Overdose Deaths

In November 2018, Scotland launched a revised national drug policy that prioritizes recovery resources, including enhancing harm reduction resources. But according…

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Innovative Canadian “Street Degree” Empowers Peer Harm Reduction Workers

In British Columbia, an entirely peer-taught overdose prevention "Street Degree" program has graduated its first batch of certificate recipients. They…

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Bolsonaro Cuts Harm Reduction, Escalates Drug War

Largely unreported in English-language news media, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pulled the plug on government support for harm reduction,…

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Sri Lanka President Uses Easter Attacks to Fuel Duterte-Inspired Drug War

For Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, the War on Drugs and the War on Terror go hand-in-hand. And the Easter…

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