stimulants

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

Safe Consumption Means Safe Inhalation, Too: An All-Inclusive Model

Methamphetamine-related harms vary across Canada. Our west coast has obviously been hit hard, as British Columbia and Alberta have suffered…

June 11, 2020

California May Soon Pay People to Reduce Their Meth Use

Low-income Californians with methamphetamine use disorders may soon have expanded access to a well evidenced treatment intervention that offers monetary…

March 2, 2020

Forced to Quit Methadone Because of His Adderall Prescription

Breadman came to me recently with a harrowing story. Aged 43, he lives in South Philadelphia and acquired his nickname…

January 27, 2020

Opportunities and Limits of New Federal Funding for Stimulant Responses

As the federal government pours billions of dollars into state-level responses to opioid use disorders and opioid-involved overdoses, the tide…

January 21, 2020

Meth Has Many Medical Benefits. Stigma Holds Them Back.

Ask your doctor about methamphetamine. It's not a phrase you'll ever hear on TV or the radio, but here's a…

November 15, 2019

The Overdose Crisis’s Move Out West Is Nothing New

In July 2019, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released preliminary data suggesting that national overdose deaths slightly…

November 7, 2019

Will the FDA Repeat Its “Abuse-Deterrent” Oxy Mistake With Stimulants?

OxyContin got a makeover in 2010. That year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new version of the opioid,…

September 20, 2019