overdose

Prosecutors Must Learn From Drug Users—But That Takes Humility

Across the US, most health professionals can now find opportunities to learn how to integrate harm reduction into their practice,…

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Why Overdose Deaths Have Fallen Here—Despite More Overdoses

Roughly 66 times every single day in British Columbia, someone calls 911 for a suspected drug overdose. And 66 times…

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Does the CDC Drastically Undercount US Overdose Deaths?

A study published January 7 suggests that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be drastically undercounting national…

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Britain’s “Most Prolific” Rapist Spurs Misguided GHB Crackdown

The UK is moving towards a crackdown on GHB and GBL—two highly similar depressants, popular in clubs and the chemsex…

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Six Years Ago, My Cousin Overdosed. What Could Have Saved Her Life?

This is the worst phone call of my life. It wakes me before 7 am on the Tuesday after Labor…

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Four Intersecting Overdose Crises Require Unique Responses, Researchers Find

A one-size-fits-all approach to the "opioid epidemic" will not work, say researchers at Iowa State University. Co-authors David Peters, Shannon…

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Disease Model Proponents Are the Climate Change Deniers of Our Field

Our cognitive biases, per Nobel-winner Daniel Kahneman and colleague Amos Tversky, cause us to value short-term benefits over staving off…

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Heroin Pipes: How the “Hammer” Was Built for Harm Reduction

A common misconception about people who use heroin is that they all want to get as high as possible, that…

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The Overdose Crisis’s Move Out West Is Nothing New

In July 2019, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released preliminary data suggesting that national overdose deaths slightly…

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On a Mission to Show Up for Drug Users in West Virginia

In the driveway next to an old brick church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the type of building that punctuates neighborhoods…

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