syringe service programs

Congress Slashes Proposed Funding for Overdose and HIV Prevention

On March 9, Congress released its proposed final appropriations package for fiscal year 2022. If approved, it will drastically reduce…

March 10, 2022

Study Projects HIV Surge After Scott County Syringe Program Closure

In 2015, Scott County, Indiana, saw a huge HIV outbreak among its population of people who use drugs. The county…

March 4, 2022

“Largest-Ever” Harm Reduction Ad Campaign Demands Services, Honors the Dead

You can now participate in an online memorial to honor over 1 million lives lost to overdose in the United…

February 17, 2022

It’s Time for Maine to Free Us From One-to-One Syringe Distribution

Maine is a rural state, where many people who use drugs may be forced to drive three or four hours…

February 1, 2022

New Jersey Governor Signs Bills to Expand Harm Reduction

On January 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed harm reduction legislation that will expand syringe service programs (SSP) in…

January 18, 2022

New Jersey Legislation to Remove Key Barriers for Syringe Programs

On January 10, the New Jersey legislature passed two bills that will enable the expansion of syringe service programs (SSP),…

January 12, 2022

Charleston’s Syringe Program Can Stay Open Despite Harsh WV Law

The only syringe service program (SSP) in Charleston, the capital of West Virginia, is officially approved to stay open. The…

December 9, 2021

A Rural Michigan County Is Getting Its First Syringe Program

A rural Michigan county is getting its first syringe service program (SSP). It comes at a time when the state…

December 2, 2021

Austin, Indiana to Restart Syringe Access After Scott County Shutdown

On November 9, city council members in Austin, Indiana, voted to approve a syringe service program (SSP). The news, which…

November 15, 2021

PA Harm Reductionists Rally Around Bill to Authorize Syringe Programs

Susan Ousterman lost her son Tyler to an overdose when he was 24. If the state of Pennsylvania had legal,…

November 2, 2021