stimulants

California to Offer Contingency Management for Stimulant Use on Medicaid

On December 29, 2021, California became the first state to receive federal approval to cover the contingency management approach to drug…

January 13, 2022

Could Crack Cocaine Vapes Be Harm Reduction Tools of the Future?

There is a glut of research surrounding safer alternatives for people who use opioids. Less well researched are safer alternatives…

November 17, 2021

Veterans Data Show Surge in Stimulant-Involved Deaths

United States military veterans are increasingly vulnerable to stimulant-involved deaths, according to new research. Many of the deaths were attributed…

November 10, 2021

Latest Overdose Fatality Numbers Underscore Flaw in Federal Data

More than 95,000 people died of overdose in the United States between January 2020 and January 2021, according to recently…

August 17, 2021

The Mission to Save Lives by Deciphering Philly’s Volatile Drug Supply

Conditions in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where I’ve reported for years, stand as a rebuke to a litany…

April 15, 2021

Harm Reduction at Sea: Tight-Knit Fishing Communities Navigate Drugs

The setting sun shines a crown of pink light through the windows of a loud bar on the Massachusetts coast,…

April 8, 2021

Stimulant Activists to UN: Fund Agonist Research to End AIDS by 2030

In the final decade before the United Nations' 2030 deadline to "end AIDS," a sprawling coalition of activists from Africa,…

February 11, 2021

Our Need for a Safe Supply of Drugs Includes Stimulants

COVID-19 has made a severe overdose crisis much worse. Border closures have caused major disruptions to drug supplies, increasing the…

October 29, 2020

Inside the CDC Data That Confirm the Pandemic Is Driving Up Overdose Deaths

For months, media outlets including Filter have reported on a collage of anecdotal and local alerts from around the country…

October 22, 2020

DC Must Decriminalize Snorting and Smoking Kits to Protect Our Health

Before COVID-19, the District of Columbia was already experiencing a public health crisis that has only worsened since: overdose deaths.…

October 5, 2020