safe supply

Mass Calls for Harm Reduction on International Overdose Awareness Day

On International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, more than 50 harm reduction groups in California called on the state government…

August 31, 2022

DULF Keeps Distributing Checked Drugs as Health Canada Flags Denial

On May 4 in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) distributed 3.5 grams each of fentanyl-free heroin,…

May 5, 2022

Vancouver Safe Supply Program Begins Prescribing Take-Home Fentanyl

Despite efforts to make medical safe supply programs in Canada as low-barrier as possible, they still require most participants to…

April 13, 2022

The US Gets Its First Free, Rapid Drug-Checking Mail Program

Traditionally, the conversation around US safe supply consists of saying that we don’t have one and then pointing to Canada.…

March 21, 2022

How Buying My Drugs Online Has Been Working for Me

Over the last year or so, I have been purchasing most of my supply of drugs—including fentanyl, cocaine, Xanax, MDMA…

March 2, 2022

As People Who Use Drugs, We Are the Safer Supply Experts—Not Physicians

Safer supply saves lives. It’s that simple. People who use and sell drugs have long known this, and academic research…

February 14, 2022

How Halifax’s Safe Supply Hotels Brought Hope in the Early Pandemic

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, in April 2020, there was a confirmed case at a pop-up shelter in Halifax, Nova…

February 9, 2022

Drug Euphoria Is a Good Thing, Actually

Back before I'd ever heard of harm reduction, I spent a lot of time preoccupied with whether my prescription stimulant…

February 8, 2022

A BC Safe Supply Program Pushes the Medical Model as Far as It Will Go

In 2019, Canada funded an expansion of safe supply and put out a call for pilot programs. Of particular interest…

February 3, 2022

BC Has a Safe Supply of Smokable Heroin and No One Can Use It Yet

For most of the nearly six years British Columbia's overdose crisis has been declared a public health emergency, the consumption…

January 26, 2022