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Inside a Busy Safe Consumption Site in Portugal

[The following are the words of Maria Luísa Salazar, one of the organizers of a safe consumption space in Lisbon,…

February 26, 2024

Vermont on the Verge of Authorizing Safe Consumption Sites

The Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill on January 11 to allow health providers to open and operate safe…

January 19, 2024

Mathematical Model Illuminates Potential of Safe Consumption Sites

New research aims to put numbers on how safe consumption sites (also known as overdose prevention sites, or OPS) can…

January 18, 2024

Pop-up Overdose Prevention Tent an Act of Defiance and Love

On International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, in an act of civil disobedience, a small group of San Francisco…

December 14, 2023

New York Post’s Latest Attack on Harm Reduction “a Disgrace”

The overdose crisis took 3,026 lives in New York City in 2022—the highest figure recorded, and 12 percent higher than…

November 29, 2023

Scotland to Open UK’s First Sanctioned Safe Consumption Site

Glasgow, Scotland, will soon host the first sanctioned safe consumption site in the United Kingom. The Scottish government is supporting…

September 28, 2023

Chicago Activists Demand SCS at Overdose Awareness Rally

On August 28, Chicago activists rallied at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago, demanding that Illinois lawmakers take immediate action to…

August 31, 2023

The Right-Wing Backlash to Harm Reduction in Canada

To harm reductionists in the United States, Canada can sound like a bastion of progressive, evidence-based drug policies. Naloxone is…

July 11, 2023

Cherelle Parker Wins Philly Mayor Primary on “Fund the Police” Platform

Cherelle Parker has won the Democratic primary election for Philadelphia’s next Mayor. Given the city’s heavy partisan lean, she's now…

May 18, 2023

The Fight to Open a Safe Consumption Site in Chicago

Illinois harm reduction advocates are urging state lawmakers to pass a bill authorizing safe consumption sites (also known as overdose…

May 17, 2023