opioids

NYC Syringe Programs Successfully Serving the Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

New York City's syringe service programs (SSPs) are successfully getting harm reduction resources into the hands of the most vulnerable…

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NYC Jail Deprived Trans Women of MAT for Years

Between 2015 and 2018, transgender women incarcerated in New York City’s first-of-its-kind Transgender Housing Unit (THU) were deprived of access…

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Harm Production: Ontario’s Brutal Cuts Add Fuel to the Overdose Fire

Viewed from the United States, Canada’s comparatively liberal social mores and universal healthcare would seem to set the stage for…

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Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

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Probation Officers Should Never Direct Medical Care for People With OUD

The Oregon State Senate voted in April to decrease barriers to lifesaving medical treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Senate…

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Denial of Methadone Devastates Incarcerated People: What Hope?

When people who are dependent on opioids are incarcerated and denied access, they go into withdrawal—an often-painful condition with symptoms…

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Harm Reduction Is Growing in Scotland––But So Are Overdose Deaths

In November 2018, Scotland launched a revised national drug policy that prioritizes recovery resources, including enhancing harm reduction resources. But according…

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Maine Legislators Choose Stigma Over Science in Shameful SCS Decision

On May 10, the members of the Health and Human Services Committee of Maine’s legislature debated LD949—a bill that would…

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Pain Patients Like Me Are Rising Up Against Discrimination and Suffering

If it were up to me, it’s unlikely I would be sitting down to write about my life with chronic…

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Mass. Civil Commitment for Drug Issues Violates Rights, Say Attorneys

People in Massachusetts who are accused of harmful drug use often face court petitions by family members, law enforcement or…

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