SCS

Alberta’s Discredited Anti-SCS Report Still Raised Across North America

Governments wield power over the implementation of harm reduction services, but their impacts aren’t limited to their own jurisdictions. For…

May 13, 2021

New Mexico the Latest State to Advance a Safe Consumption Site Bill

Exactly a week after the Rhode Island Senate passed a bill that would set in motion the state's establishment of…

March 4, 2021

Quebec’s Curfew a Public Health Threat for People Who Use Drugs

In the six weeks since the Quebec-wide curfew went into effect, it has destabilized support systems for people who use…

February 22, 2021

What Harm Reductionists Want From Biden’s “Drug Czar”

On January 20, the Biden administration announced Regina LaBelle as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.…

January 26, 2021

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling That Legalized SCS; Safehouse Fights On

Just over a week before a more reform-friendly administration takes over in Washington, the US harm reduction movement was dealt…

January 13, 2021

CDC and NIDA Will Finally Study Potential of Safe Consumption Sites

For the first time ever, Congress has weighed in on the issue of safe consumption sites (SCS). A bill tied…

January 7, 2021

California’s Struggle for Safe Consumption Spaces Moves Forward

In California, the grassroots-led struggle for safe consumption spaces has taken a big step forward. On December 7, state legislators…

December 9, 2020

Saving Lives or “Promoting” Use? Judges to Decide Safehouse’s Purpose—And Future

The future of what could be the United States' first legal safe consumption site (SCS) currently hinges, in large part,…

November 18, 2020

Safe Consumption Sites Could Save $4 Million Per Major US City Annually

A new report assessing nearly 50 studies on safe consumption sites (SCS) worldwide adds to the growing body of evidence…

November 17, 2020

Public Injection Isn’t the Problem—It’s Stigma and Prohibition

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for police to double down on the war on drug users while speaking to…

October 7, 2020