SCS

Almost 80 Percent of Heroin Users in Boston, Baltimore Would Visit Safe Consumption Sites

A large majority of people who use opioids in three coastal cities would utilize safe consumption spaces if they were…

2 weeks

Harm Production: Ontario’s Brutal Cuts Add Fuel to the Overdose Fire

Viewed from the United States, Canada’s comparatively liberal social mores and universal healthcare would seem to set the stage for…

1 month

Filter Video: Inside Portugal’s First Mobile Safe Consumption Site

In April of this year, Portugal, a country well known for having decriminalized all drugs in 2001, got its first…

1 month

Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

2 months

Photo Essay: Inside Australia’s Safe Consumption Sites

While officials in the US—and the UK where I live—debate the introduction of safe consumption spaces (SCS), it's important to…

2 months

Maine Legislators Choose Stigma Over Science in Shameful SCS Decision

On May 10, the members of the Health and Human Services Committee of Maine’s legislature debated LD949—a bill that would…

2 months

Huge Harm Reduction Gathering Allows Portugal to Teach the World

To walk down the hill to the Douro River in Porto on a sunny day is to navigate a delightful…

3 months

Inside the Legal Struggle Over Safe Consumption Spaces

On February 5, a group of protestors gathered outside the Philadelphia offices of William McSwain, the US Attorney General for the…

4 months

Beyond Purdue: Our Deadly Unlearned Lessons From the Overdose Crisis

There is a profound moment in the film And The Band Played On, about the early days of the US…

4 months

Study: A Seattle Safer Consumption Site Would Save Money, as Well as Lives

Just one safer consumption space (SCS) for people who use drugs in Kings County, Washington would generate annual savings worth…

5 months