SCS

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

California’s Huge Overdose Increase Didn’t Have to Happen

The overdose crisis has finally reached California, following a relative delay in the arrival of fentanyl there which I described…

July 28, 2020

Philadelphia’s Latest Backward Step Is Nothing New

If the War on Drugs were seeking a motto, “One step forward, two steps back,” might be rejected as overly…

June 25, 2020

Safe Consumption Means Safe Inhalation, Too: An All-Inclusive Model

Methamphetamine-related harms vary across Canada. Our west coast has obviously been hit hard, as British Columbia and Alberta have suffered…

June 11, 2020

Formerly Unhoused Bronx Congress Candidate Vows to Fight for Drug Users

Samelys López knows first-hand the inadequacy of New York City's⁠—and the nation's⁠—approach to housing. When she and her family moved…

June 4, 2020

Most Baltimore Primary Candidates Back Safe Consumption Sites

A survey released by Baltimore-based safe consumption site (SCS) advocacy group the BRIDGES (Baltimore Resources for Indoor Drug-use Grassroots Education…

May 29, 2020

Canada Quietly Lifts Ban on Peer Injection Assistance at Safe Consumption Sites

On March 1, the Canadian harm reduction movement enjoyed a quiet win. Health Canada, the country's national health agency, permitted…

May 18, 2020

Safehouse Won a Great Victory for Harm Reduction, NIMBYism Blocks It for Now

[Update, February 28: Less than 12 hours after this report was published, Safehouse withdrew its plan to open a safe…

February 27, 2020

Inside Baltimore’s Unique Bid to Open Safe Consumption Sites

A row of seats at the front of Baltimore City Council's chambers was reserved for harm reductionists on January 13.…

January 22, 2020

Six Years Ago, My Cousin Overdosed. What Could Have Saved Her Life?

This is the worst phone call of my life. It wakes me before 7 am on the Tuesday after Labor…

December 17, 2019