overdose prevention

VT Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Site Bill. It May Become Law Without Him.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) has vetoed legislation that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS) pilot. On May 30,…

May 31, 2024

Vermont Advances Safe Consumption Site Bill, But Cuts Second Location

Lawmakers in Vermont have formally adopted changes to narrow the scope of a House-passed safe consumption site (SCS) bill, which in…

April 23, 2024

Savage Sisters Calls for SSP Funding, as Kensington Funds More Policing

In 2017, Sarah Laurel was trying to find housing at the same time she was entering recovery. Kensington, Philadelphia, seemed…

March 15, 2024

Pop-up Overdose Prevention Tent an Act of Defiance and Love

On International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, in an act of civil disobedience, a small group of San Francisco…

December 14, 2023

Prince Edward Island Overdose Prevention Site Stalled Indefinitely

Prince Edward Island, Canada, does not intend to appeal the veto of a proposed overdose prevention site (OPS), issued by…

October 25, 2023

CO Safe Consumption Site Battle Wages in Senate, as Deadline Nears

In 2018, the Denver City Council approved a pilot program that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS)—if the Colorado…

April 25, 2023

“A Dream Location”: RI Safe Injection, Inhalation Site Slated for Early 2024

Rhode Island’s first safe consumption site (SCS) is expected to open in Providence in early 2024. If approved by the…

April 20, 2023

NYC’s Safe Consumption Sites Have Averted 63 Overdoses in Three Weeks

In the three weeks since the first authorized safe consumption sites (SCS) in the US began operating, the two New…

December 22, 2021

Atlantic City’s Flagship Syringe Program in Battle for Survival

In the past few months, the South Jersey AIDS Alliance (SJAA) has been planning to relocate outside of the tourism…

June 14, 2021

Eureka, California, Drives Out Its Syringe Service Program

A political battle in Northern California has ended in the partial closure of a local syringe service program (SSP). Humboldt…

December 17, 2020