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Where the Biden Administration Will Stand on Drugs and Harm Reduction

President-elect Joe Biden was a primary architect of the War on Drugs, with a “tough on crime” legacy from the…

November 10, 2020

Major Report Assesses the Global State of Harm Reduction

There are approximately 11.3 million people who inject drugs around the world. A new nation with that many residents would…

October 28, 2020

“What Delivery Service?”—New Yorkers Left Risking Their Lives to Get Methadone

Every day, vulnerable New Yorkers are being forced to choose between accessing their lifesaving medication, or protecting themselves and their…

October 21, 2020

We Are Nurses, Not Police. The US Methadone System Expects Otherwise.

Recent public attention to police brutality, systemic racism and oppression has brought calls for changes to a policing structure that…

October 7, 2020

Suboxone Is Now a Drug of Choice for Some in Philly. That’s No Bad Thing.

John (not his real name) was a regular on the Avenue. A biracial man in his late 20s, he was…

September 23, 2020

Alcohol Harm Reduction: A World of Growing Possibilities

In her early professional life, Louise liked to unwind with wine. She loved the way it looked in a glass;…

August 17, 2020

Methadone Patients’ Data Poised to Be Entered Into PDMPs

Starting August 14, methadone patients face the very real possibility that their long-protected privacy will be gone. The Substance Abuse…

August 12, 2020

Nursing Homes Discriminate Against Opioid Use Disorder Patients at Alarming Rate

In 2018 alone, nearly four in ten people who were hospitalized in Massachusetts for their opioid use disorder (OUD) were…

July 22, 2020

SAMHSA Rule-Change Strips SUD Patients’ Privacy, Invites Police Intrusion

The long-awaited final rule revising 42 CFR Part 2—the confidentiality regulation applying to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records—is out. …

July 16, 2020

“The Civil Death Penalty”—My Motherhood Is Legally Terminated

It’s afternoon on the Monday after the Fourth of July. My daughters, ages five and six, sit perched on the…

July 13, 2020