opioids

Five of the Ways Unsanctioned Harm Reduction Continues to Blaze Trails

Unsanctioned grassroots initiatives—from the unofficial to the plain illegal—are both the origins and the soul of the harm reduction movement.…

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Lisa’s Legacy: How the Buprenorphine X-Waiver Costs Lives

The young woman paced frantically around the hospital room, dark bags under her bloodshot eyes. Sweat beaded across her pale…

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2020 Candidate Andrew Yang Tweets Support for Safe Consumption Sites

On August 7, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted his support for safe consumption sites (SCS) in the US. SCS,…

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Rising Meth-Involved Deaths of Major Concern Amid Estimated 2018 Overdose Fall

For the first time since the 1990s, fatal drug overdoses decreased in 2018, according to preliminary Center for Disease Control…

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To Taper a Pain Patient? It’s Never One-Size-Fits-All

Many years ago, I broke my ankle⁠—tibia and fibula⁠—in a fall from a horse. It was compound and comminuted, meaning…

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How Did We Come to Abandon America’s Pain Patients?

Overdoses—not those involving prescription opioids, but of heroin and illicit fentanyl, often combined with benzodiazepines—continue to go up. But opioid…

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Almost 80 Percent of Heroin Users in Boston, Baltimore Would Visit Safe Consumption Sites

A large majority of people who use opioids in three coastal cities would utilize safe consumption spaces if they were…

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Overdoses Are Deadliest Within First Few Months Out of Delaware Prisons

In 2018, Delaware had the sixth highest number of overdose deaths in the country, yet the state still has major…

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Nurse Who Gave Her Meds to MAT-Deprived Patients Convicted

On November 18, 2018 at Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (MASAC) at Plymouth, an incarcerated person who had been…

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The Harm Reductionist Imprisoned by Ukraine Separatists for Carrying Bupe

For 10 months now, a Ukrainian harm reduction activist has been illegally detained by the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), an…

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