SCS

Alberta Legal Battle Against New SCS Barriers Is Going to the Wire

Alberta, Canada, remains a battleground for harm reduction rights. This past August, a coalition of local organizations launched a lawsuit…

January 21, 2022

Safe Consumption Sites Are Opening in New York City

On November 30, New York City authorized two safe consumption sites to begin operations as soon as possible. The decision,…

November 30, 2021

Florida Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Decriminalize All Drugs

A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill to decriminalize all currently illicit drugs, provide avenues for relief for those with…

November 29, 2021

Campaign Launches to Decriminalize Drugs in Washington, DC

A coalition of activists, including civil rights and faith groups, gathered at the Washington, DC Council building on October 21.…

October 21, 2021

How Splitting and Sharing Got the OK at Canada’s Overdose Prevention and Supervised Consumption Sites

Never underestimate the power and dedication of a group of fearless and motivated harm reductionists. Early in the process of…

September 29, 2021

Drug Users Testify as MA Lawmakers Weigh Safe Consumption Sites

On September 27, Massachusetts lawmakers invited members of the public to speak about safe consumption sites (SCS). The state legislature…

September 28, 2021

Governor Newsom Owes It to Voters to End California’s Drug War

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has comfortably won the recall election aimed at removing him from office, with a 30-point…

September 16, 2021

Alberta’s Battle Over Harm Reduction Is Heating Up

The consistent hostility of Alberta’s government toward the province’s regulated supervised consumption sites (SCS) has become a fixture in the…

September 16, 2021

On International Overdose Awareness Day, New Yorkers’ Demands Are Clear

Today, community members, leaders and lawmakers are holding press conferences across New York State to mark International Overdose Awareness Day…

August 31, 2021

New York’s Harm Reduction Victories in the 2021 Legislative Session

[This story is published in partnership with New York Focus, an independent, investigative news site covering New York state and city…

July 13, 2021