international

Russian Drug Users Describe Life and Trends During the Pandemic

Drug use is globally interconnected. Just thinking of the routes illegal drugs take up to the point of consumption—from being…

September 15, 2020

The Incredible Story of Zürich’s Journey to Harm Reduction

Drugs, troublemaking, bad grades. At the close of 1968, Sidi was expelled from school. Now, the party could begin in…

September 9, 2020

Canada Is So Close to Decriminalizing Drugs: Let’s Make It Happen

After decades of campaigning, the decriminalization of all drugs for personal use in Canada finally feels just around the corner.…

September 2, 2020

Pleasure and Risk for Trans Chemsexeurs in Ukraine

Chemsex harm reduction responses in Europe often center gay men, leaving transgender people as an afterthought. But a Ukrainian LGBTQ…

July 23, 2020

I Cannot Stand to See Another Deadly Month Go By in British Columbia

On July 16, the British Columbia Coroners Service released its monthly overdose fatality report. The impact of the lost lives…

July 21, 2020

PANDA: The Birth of a Pan-American Drug-User Alliance

You can draw interwoven lines of suffering right down through the Americas. British Columbia, Canada has announced 175 illicit-drug overdose…

July 20, 2020

BlueLeaks: Inside Cops’ Islamophobic Counterdrug Training

This is a time bomb” was one student’s description of a September 2014 counterdrug training course for narcotics law enforcement.…

July 15, 2020

Canada Has Its Own Racist Structures to Dismantle

The focus of the world’s media can make it seem like racism and the “War on Drugs” are primarily United…

July 2, 2020

Safe Supply Pioneer Presents Vaping as Central to Harm Reduction

  "I am an accidental voice in the vaping world," began Dr. Mark Tyndall, a professor at the University of…

June 17, 2020

Hong Kong’s Rejection of Vapes Ban Could Have Welcome Influence

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has won an important victory. On June 2, the Hong…

June 16, 2020