SCS

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…

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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…

4 weeks

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…

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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…

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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…

2 months

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…

4 months

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.…

6 months

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…

7 months

Pressure Mounts on NY Gov. Cuomo to Authorize Safe Consumption Sites

New York safe consumption site (SCS) advocates have been fueled by last week's landmark decision in Philadelphia, when Judge Gerald…

9 months

There’s a Real Prospect for a Safe Consumption Site in Somerville, MA

The national fight for safe consumption sites (SCS) seems effectively headquartered in Philadelphia, thanks to a combination of the legal…

9 months