opioids

Nan Goldin Isn’t Focused on the Sacklers Anymore

On March 10, 2018, photographer and activist Nan Goldin led dozens of protestors to the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan…

October 19, 2021

How My Drug Use Has Become More Sustainable Over Time

When I first began using opioids, in 2017 when I was 18, I knew nothing of harm reduction. My high…

October 13, 2021

Fentanyl Batches I Have Known in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada often seems to get left out of discussions of our country’s ongoing drug-poisoning crisis. Yet recorded overdose deaths…

October 12, 2021

Afghanistan’s “Forever” Drug War Has No End in Sight

“It is time to end the forever war,” declared President Joe Biden. After 20 long, bloody years came the chaotic…

October 6, 2021

Drug Users Testify as MA Lawmakers Weigh Safe Consumption Sites

On September 27, Massachusetts lawmakers invited members of the public to speak about safe consumption sites (SCS). The state legislature…

September 28, 2021

Health Care Workers Need to Be Watching the Splintering Drug Supply

In the summer of 2016, the synthetic cannabinoid "K2" burst into the drug landscape in Austin, where I was working…

September 28, 2021

How Overdose Surged for Black People as It Held Steady for Whites

As opioid-involved overdose fatalities were holding steady for most racial groups prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, new research details how…

September 15, 2021

Why San Francisco Drug Users Are Injecting Less, Smoking Fentanyl More

Many people who use drugs in San Francisco have been reducing their injecting of heroin and other drugs and smoking…

September 14, 2021

Biden Looks to Make Harsh Criminalization of Fentanyl Analogues Permanent

President Joe Biden is seeking to extend indefinitely a Trump-era rule on the scheduling of fentanyl analogues that facilitates harsh…

September 8, 2021

Rural Counties Awarded $78 Million through Opioid Response Program

The federal government has allocated more than $80 million to combat the opioid-involved overdose crisis and support public health in…

August 16, 2021