opioids

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

Navigating the Baffling Systems of Care That Failed My Son

[The following article is excerpted from two chapters of Cover My Dreams in Ink, the author's account of the journey…

July 22, 2020

“I Can’t Breathe”⁠—The Haunting Urgency of Juice WRLD’s Post-OD Album

Since the December 8, 2019 fatal overdose of Jarad Higgins—a Black rapper who went by the stage name Juice WRLD…

July 14, 2020

FDA Greenlights Private Sector to Purge Websites Selling “Unapproved Opioids”

A new private-public partnership aims to purge the internet of "unapproved opioid" vendors in the name of ending the so-called…

June 10, 2020

Why Isotonitazene Is Not Yet the “New Fentanyl”

In the span of about a year, isotonitazene, a novel psychoactive substance (NPS), went from being practically unheard of to…

May 21, 2020

Canada Quietly Lifts Ban on Peer Injection Assistance at Safe Consumption Sites

On March 1, the Canadian harm reduction movement enjoyed a quiet win. Health Canada, the country's national health agency, permitted…

May 18, 2020

Indiana Syringe Exchange May Shut Down Next Month Amid Prosecutor’s Opposition

A syringe exchange in Wayne County, Indiana could close in June if lawmakers don’t renew the program. Although local health…

May 18, 2020

Fiscal Crisis for Cities and States Threatens Harm Reduction Funding

City and state governments around the US are facing a fiscal crisis as the coronavirus pandemic has taken away sales…

May 14, 2020

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…

May 12, 2020

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…

May 7, 2020