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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

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…

July 6, 2020

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…

June 24, 2020

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…

June 9, 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

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…

May 20, 2020