SCS

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.…

January 22, 2020

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…

December 17, 2019

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…

October 10, 2019

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…

October 7, 2019

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 gave an interim ruling that Safehouse⁠—a nonprofit…

October 3, 2019

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…

September 19, 2019

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…

September 6, 2019

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…

August 31, 2019

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.…

August 22, 2019

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…

August 20, 2019