international

In the UK National Health Service, Staffers Benefit From Subsidized Vapes

Vaping is perceived differently across the pond. Instead of portraying it as a trap to lure kids to a nicotine-dependent…

June 2, 2020

US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine

Diplomatic officials announced May 27 that the US is sending an armed forces unit to Colombia. From June, the Security…

June 1, 2020

How India Introduced Methadone Take-Homes in the Pandemic

“Dear Helen, You will be pleased to know that during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown we in India have also…

June 1, 2020

How South Africa’s Coronavirus Tobacco Prohibition Backfired

For weeks, you couldn't walk your dog in South Africa. You couldn't go to the store. You couldn't jog for…

May 28, 2020

Mexican Police Accountability Data Missing from US-Backed Drug War Reports

The US State Department is failing to monitor its Mexico drug war projects that have cost $3 billion since 2008.…

May 14, 2020

Growing Coca, Poppy May Be Latin Americans’ Economic Safety Net Amid Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has interrupted transnational drug supply—but that might not last long, the UN Office of Drug and Crime…

May 12, 2020

“Challenges Drive Us Forward”—Harm Reduction in St. Petersburg, Russia

“It’s been a hell of a month,” said Alesya Shagina, a peer outreach coordinator for Humanitarian Action, of their recent…

May 11, 2020

“We’re Human Beings. Help Us.”—Drugs and Homelessness in the Pandemic

“It’s fucking horrible right now,” Andy said. “Since this corona thing, the quality of the heroin on the streets is…

May 6, 2020

The “Queen of Consciousness” Driving Psychedelic Study and Advocacy

Amanda Feilding is the founder and director of the Beckley Foundation, which has been pioneering psychedelic research and advocacy to…

May 4, 2020

Inside the Gangs Handing Out Pandemic Supplies in Rio’s Favelas

For many tourists, Rio de Janeiro is all carnival, caipirinhas and Copacabana. But there’s another side they don’t always get…

April 27, 2020