overdose

The Shameful Closure of North America’s Busiest Safe Consumption Site

We Canadians may like to think of ourselves as more progressive than our southern neighbours when it comes to drug…

September 24, 2020

Major Report Sheds Light on Europe’s Changing Drug-Use Patterns

A major new report identifies changing patterns of drug use across Europe. Young British adults' continent-high rate of cocaine use…

September 23, 2020

Suboxone Is Now a Drug of Choice for Some in Philly. That’s No Bad Thing.

John (not his real name) was a regular on the Avenue. A biracial man in his late 20s, he was…

September 23, 2020

Researchers Confirm the Lifesaving Power of a Safe Supply of Drugs

A team of researchers working at a clinic in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia has added to the evidence behind advocacy…

September 16, 2020

The Postal Crisis Exacerbates the Overdose Crisis

We are in the midst of what has been dubbed a “postal service crisis.” And although the potential impact on…

September 16, 2020

Rest in Power, Jesse Harvey

Networks of drug users and harm reductionists have been repeatedly devastated as overdose deaths surge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now…

September 10, 2020

Utah’s Overdose Spike and a Green Substance Known as “Hulk”

Local officials and harm reductionists are reporting increased drug overdoses in Utah this year, concentrated in Salt Lake City, although…

September 10, 2020

The Incredible Story of Zürich’s Journey to Harm Reduction

Drugs, troublemaking, bad grades. At the close of 1968, Sidi was expelled from school. Now, the party could begin in…

September 9, 2020

A 10-Minute Training Can Eliminate Fentanyl Myths Among First Responders

The myth that fentanyl can cause an overdose through simple skin contact has been peddled by law enforcement trainers and…

September 3, 2020

“This Is Ohio”—Economic Pain and Harm Reduction in the Rust Belt

Jack Shuler watched the overdose crisis take a heavy toll on his hometown of Newark, Ohio. It was terrible and…

September 1, 2020