opioids

After a Program Handed Out Heroin Pipes, Some People Injected Less

Smoking heroin and other opioids can help people to avoid some of the harms associated with injecting, experts say. Meanwhile,…

October 5, 2022

The State of Research on Cannabis as an Opioid “Exit Drug”

It’s legal for adult use in 19 states, two territories and DC, and for medical use in 37 states, four…

September 29, 2022

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Would Immediately Lower Prescription Opioid Use, Study Shows

Another study has found that giving people legal access to medical marijuana can help patients reduce their use of opioid…

September 28, 2022

A State-by-State Guide to the Cruelty of the Methadone Clinic System

A chart book of blue national maps newly compiled by Pew Charitable Trusts is a powerful visual distillation of information…

September 27, 2022

Are Fentanyl Test Strips Helpful for Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Pills?

The chocolate chip cookie theory of fentanyl distribution in counterfeit "pharmaceutical" pills holds that when the pills are pressed, the…

August 25, 2022

Newsom Vetoes Safe Consumption Sites in California

On August 22, just hours before a deadline, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have legalized safe consumption sites…

August 23, 2022

Will Gov. Newsom Veto California’s Safe Consumption Site Bill?

Physicians who treat people with substance use disorder in California are among those urging Governor Gavin Newsom to sign legislation,…

August 17, 2022

Ohio Harm Reductionists Sue for Transparency in Opioid Settlement Spending Decisions

The state of Ohio is getting over $800 million from a settlement with opioid manufacturers to help address the overdose…

August 12, 2022

People’s “Purposeful, Rational” Reasons for Mixing Meth and Opioids

People mixing stimulants and opioids is not a new phenomenon. Mixing heroin and cocaine, a “speedball,” was fairly common practice…

July 25, 2022

Momentum Builds to Broaden Access to Methadone and Buprenorphine

Momentum is building for legislation to broaden access to buprenorphine and methadone, the lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder. Its…

July 15, 2022