safe consumption sites

Smoking, Not Injecting, Now Linked to Two-Thirds of BC Overdose Deaths

Amid a mass exodus from injecting drugs to smoking them, the push for safe consumption sites (SCS) in North America…

October 2, 2023

Our Struggle for Safe Consumption Sites in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

In 2006, a community health clinic opened in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. On any given day, the waiting room would…

September 28, 2023

CO Safe Consumption Site Battle Wages in Senate, as Deadline Nears

In 2018, the Denver City Council approved a pilot program that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS)—if the Colorado…

April 25, 2023

DOJ Delays Safehouse Response to 2023, an Unexpected Blow

The Department of Justice was expected to filed its long-awaited response to the ongoing Safehouse Philly lawsuit on December 5—widely…

December 5, 2022

Alberta’s New Premier Could Be Even More Anti-Harm Reduction

The new premier of Alberta, Canada, is offering a similar drug policy approach to her predecessor, only worse, a leading…

November 23, 2022

California on the Brink of Opening Safe Consumption Sites

California is poised to legalize safe consumption sites. On August 1, the state legislature passed SB 57, a bill that…

August 3, 2022

Vermont Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Sites, Along With the Harm Reduction He Claims to Support

On June 7, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed House Bill 728, which would have created an Overdose Prevention Site…

June 17, 2022

NY Bill to Expand Safe Consumption Sites Advances, With Time Short

A New York State Assembly committee has voted to advance legislation that would authorize safe consumption sites (SCS) across the…

May 16, 2022

NYC’s Safe Consumption Sites Have Averted 63 Overdoses in Three Weeks

In the three weeks since the first authorized safe consumption sites (SCS) in the US began operating, the two New…

December 22, 2021

Tensions Mount in Fight to Open Ontario Safe Consumption Site

Harm reduction advocates are fighting to open the second safe consumption site (SCS) in Hamilton, Ontario. But some residents, including…

November 29, 2021