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How Key Early Ideas Helped Shape Today’s Harm Reduction Movement

[This article is excerpted from UNDOING DRUGS: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, by Maia…

November 23, 2021

Harm Reduction Is for Eating Disorders, Too

There must be all kinds of unexplored applications for harm reduction, but the one I always come back to is…

September 22, 2021

Strychnine and Vomit: The Untold Story of Past US Addiction Treatments

Kenneth Anderson is perhaps best known in the harm reduction movement as the founder and executive director of HAMS (Harm…

September 8, 2021

Canada’s Conservative Party Campaigns to Make Abstinence “Overarching Goal”

In the run-up to Canada's election on September 20, the Conservative Party of Canada has announced a slew of policies…

September 3, 2021

What Recovery From Meth Addiction Taught Me About Harm Reduction

“You’re too well put together to be an addict.” I beamed at Jake’s comment, overwhelmed with relief. He squirmed as…

August 11, 2021

“Music Is a Trigger”—How I Was Welcomed to Rehab

[This article is excerpted from the author's new book, The Weight of Air. It recounts his first experience in rehab,…

July 6, 2021

In a Florida “Recovery” Hub, a Syringe Program Finds Its Place

Organizers at Rebel Recovery Florida say their slogan is simple: “We love you.” “We want people to know we understand…

May 20, 2021

Mary Jeanne Kreek: A Methadone Pioneer Who Cared Deeply About Patients

  I will never forget the first time I got to speak to Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek in a personal…

April 12, 2021

Why New 12-Step Members May Avoid Carrying Naloxone

For new members of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, naloxone can still seem like a symbol of…

April 6, 2021

Most People With Addiction Outgrow It Naturally. We Need to Hear Them.

All life studies of people’s drug use show that most people who develop addictions—a small minority of drug users—move past…

March 1, 2021