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A Year Into BC Drug Decrim, Opposing Narratives Clash

It’s now been over a year since British Columbia decriminalized adult possession of small quantities of drugs. A three-year pilot…

February 21, 2024

How Reducing Homelessness Would Reduce Drug-Related Deaths

New research has indicated the extent to which cutting rates of homelessness would save lives by preventing drug-related deaths. The…

February 13, 2024

With New Final Methadone Rule, SAMHSA Isn’t Coming to Save Us

People on methadone in the United States have been thrown under the bus yet again amid the continuing devastation of…

February 13, 2024

The DEA Made a “Fentanyl Facts” Quiz. Let’s See How They Did.

One of the weirder things to come out of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) "One Pill Can Kill" fentanyl awareness…

January 29, 2024

Bill Seeks to Ring-Fence States’ Spending of Opioid Settlement Cash

State governments shouldn't be stashing opioid settlement money in their general funds, say the lawmakers behind a bill in Congress.…

January 24, 2024

Vermont on the Verge of Authorizing Safe Consumption Sites

The Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill on January 11 to allow health providers to open and operate safe…

January 19, 2024

Mathematical Model Illuminates Potential of Safe Consumption Sites

New research aims to put numbers on how safe consumption sites (also known as overdose prevention sites, or OPS) can…

January 18, 2024

Outpouring of Solidarity as BC Prosecutors Push Back DULF Case

Two co-founders of a Vancouver compassion club have yet to face formal charges as the date of what was supposed…

January 17, 2024

“Fentanyl Poisoning” Narrative Imposes a Hierarchy of Grief

In November, the Kansas City Star reported: “To those in our area who have lost their children to fentanyl, the…

December 21, 2023

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