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Irish Harm Reduction Response to COVID-19 Saves Unhoused Drug Users’ Lives

Unhoused drug users in Dublin, Ireland almost entirely avoided projected COVID-19 deaths as a result of progressive changes in national…

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Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives

Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work anymore. It only works for about…

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Telehealth Must Stay After COVID-19 to Save Our Patients From Overdose

March 2020. The stakes were enormous and the urgency acute: 1,000 of our patients were about to be pushed into…

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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…

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Methadone Is Helpfully Understood as a Refuge From Criminalization

When I got on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) about 16 years ago, my decision had nothing to do with wanting…

2 months

I Secretly Started Using Heroin Again in Lockdown

My heart pounded as the rough, beige powder raced through a straw, into my nostril. Heroin—my first hit since 1999.…

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Vancouver Lost a Legendary Drug-User Activist in Dave Murray

As drug-user activists, we often lose a couple friends each month. This month has been particularly sad, with the passing…

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Starting Bupe From Fentanyl Can Be a Nightmare. Microdosing Methods Help.

What I remember most about precipitated withdrawal last year is the color yellow. It was like living the gruesome, nightmare…

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NYC Begins Home Methadone Deliveries. Will It Have Lasting Impact on the Rules?

On April 29, New York City started delivering methadone to patients isolated at home due to the coronavirus. The courier…

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Why Some Appalachian Pharmacies Refuse to Dispense Buprenorphine

Some pharmacies in Appalachia, a region hit hard by the opioid-involved overdose crisis, are denying opioid use disorder patients access…

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