opioids

Illinois County Giving Naloxone to Gas Stations, Restaurants and More

In the central region of Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana Health District (CUHD) is giving out free naloxone to local restaurants, gas…

May 18, 2022

Record High Overdose Deaths—Yet Again—in 2021, CDC Reveals

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 108,000 people died of a…

May 12, 2022

No, My Prescribed Opioid Use Was Not a “Relapse”

Society tends to view banned drugs and their use in binary terms. People who disclose drug use are instantly assumed…

May 11, 2022

Taliban Announces Cruel Poppy Ban During Afghan Harvest Season

What’s that time-worn saying about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Drug prohibition is the…

April 8, 2022

Myriad New Drugs Complicate Legalization, as Well as Harm Reduction

Humans have found or created a truly staggering number of psychoactive substances. Some, like cannabis, various opioids and cocaine, have…

March 29, 2022

Kratom Helps Me Cope With Life, So What’s the Problem?

A kilo is surprisingly heavy, I thought as I dropped the package onto my mattress with a thud. I never…

March 10, 2022

2022 State of the Union Includes First-Ever Nod to Harm Reduction

The 2022 State of the Union address was the first such speech to mention harm reduction. The brief reference reinforced…

March 2, 2022

Prisoner Who Sued for Access to OUD Meds Is in Solitary as “Retaliation”

The man at the center of a pivotal legal battle over access to methadone while incarcerated has been held in…

February 15, 2022

Drug Euphoria Is a Good Thing, Actually

Back before I'd ever heard of harm reduction, I spent a lot of time preoccupied with whether my prescription stimulant…

February 8, 2022

BC Has a Safe Supply of Smokable Heroin and No One Can Use It Yet

For most of the nearly six years British Columbia's overdose crisis has been declared a public health emergency, the consumption…

January 26, 2022