stimulants

Record High Overdose Deaths—Yet Again—in 2021, CDC Reveals

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 108,000 people died of a…

May 12, 2022

Harm Reduction for All Drugs and All People? The Government Isn’t Sure.

Harm reduction, once a term of relative obscurity, is now splashed all over the headlines. In March, harm reduction advocates…

April 21, 2022

New York Protest Tells Politicians to Stop Targeting Harm Reduction

Harm reduction advocates and workers, including members of VOCAL-New York, converged at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan on…

March 10, 2022

If the Government Wants Harm Reduction, It Must Resist the Backlash

In what can only be described as racist dog whistles, conservatives recently accused the Biden administration of spending millions on…

February 15, 2022

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