SCS

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…

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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…

2 months

Huge Court Win for Philly Safe Consumption Site⁠—But Fight Isn’t Over

October 2 will live long in US harm reduction history. A federal judge ruled that Safehouse⁠—a nonprofit planning to open…

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New Drugs, Bad Policies Leave Philly Harm Reduction Groping in the Dark

The “Walmart of Heroin” is how the New York Times described Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood—in a much-criticized October 2018 story that…

3 months

Fate of Philly Safe Consumption Site Now Hinges on Judge’s Ruling

Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe…

3 months

Watch: Cops and a Judge Demand Harm Reduction to Fight Overdose

The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) is a nonprofit organization of current and former police, judges, prosecutors and other justice…

3 months

Five of the Ways Unsanctioned Harm Reduction Continues to Blaze Trails

Unsanctioned grassroots initiatives—from the unofficial to the plain illegal—are both the origins and the soul of the harm reduction movement.…

4 months

Feds Dispute the Efficacy of Safe Consumption Sites at Safehouse Hearing

On August 19 a federal judge in Philadelphia presided over the opening salvo of a legal battle with the potential…

4 months

2020 Candidate Andrew Yang Tweets Support for Safe Consumption Sites

On August 7, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted his support for safe consumption sites (SCS) in the US. SCS,…

4 months

Why Those of Us Who Choose Sobriety Should Back Safe Consumption Sites

In many areas of public health and medicine, best practices are routinely adopted without much resistance. Sure, there is always…

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