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How America’s War on Drugs and War on Terror Go Hand-in-Hand

The United States has not always been committed to upholding opium prohibition in Afghanistan. Instead, its approach for the past…

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Increasing Asian-Pacific Islander Overdose Deaths Were Ignored by NYC Report

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers saw the largest spike in overdose deaths of any racial group between…

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Bigoted Facebook Post Shines Light on Sheriffs Who Run Our Jails

A recent discovery about an elected Georgia sheriff threw unflattering light on those charged with managing America’s jails, which chew…

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Latinx New Yorkers Now Hit Hardest by Overdose, Amid Overall NYC Decline

For the first time in seven years, fatal overdoses are declining in New York City—a trend also provisionally observed on…

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As Major Report Estimates 5 Million Jailed Each Year, What Now?

At any given moment, there are roughly 600,000 people languishing in local American jails. About three-quarters of them have been…

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The First-Ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color Was Vital

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) hosted the first-ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color between August 10-17…

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How Harm Reduction Is Serving⁠—and Failing⁠—Asian Americans

The “4th wave of the overdose crisis” has arrived, tweeted Brett Giroir, a top official in the US Department of…

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DC Bid to Offer Compassion to People Convicted in Youth Draws Political Fire

Despite its very liberal reputation and national-level voting record, the capital of what some call the “freest nation on earth”…

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Study Author Explains Extent to Which Police Violence Is a Public Health Hazard

On August 5, the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study on police killings in the…

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Prosecutors’ Ridiculous Excuses for Excluding Black People From Juries

Lisa Middleman is running as an independent pro-criminal justice reform candidate in the election for Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) district attorney,…

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