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Rising Meth-Involved Deaths of Major Concern Amid Estimated 2018 Overdose Fall

For the first time since the 1990s, fatal drug overdoses decreased in 2018, according to preliminary Center for Disease Control…

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Almost 80 Percent of Heroin Users in Boston, Baltimore Would Visit Safe Consumption Sites

A large majority of people who use opioids in three coastal cities would utilize safe consumption spaces if they were…

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Overdoses Are Deadliest Within First Few Months Out of Delaware Prisons

In 2018, Delaware had the sixth highest number of overdose deaths in the country, yet the state still has major…

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Since 1999, Indigenous Women Have Faced Highest US Increase in Suicides

On June 20, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention published an analysis of 2017 data showing that…

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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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Arrested While “Panicking on Meth”—An Hour Later, He Was Dead

Alex Billmeyer was panicking when police swarmed a house in Dubuque, Iowa on May 26, yelling that people were shooting…

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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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How Drug Policy Fuels the Genocide of Indigenous Women in Canada

Cherisse was 17 years old in 2009, and had recently given birth to a baby boy. A member of the…

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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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