syringe service programs

Activists Pushing for Pennsylvania to Finally Authorize Syringe Programs

Pennsylvania harm reduction activists will rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on April 8, demanding that state lawmakers protect…

April 4, 2024

Savage Sisters Calls for SSP Funding, as Kensington Funds More Policing

In 2017, Sarah Laurel was trying to find housing at the same time she was entering recovery. Kensington, Philadelphia, seemed…

March 15, 2024

NE Syringe Program Bill Abandoned, by Senators Who’d Just Voted for It

Syringe service programs (SSP) will not become legal in Nebraska in 2024, after lawmakers who'd previously supported a bill authorizing…

March 14, 2024

Philly Activists Rally Against Kensington Crackdown, Attacks on Harm Reduction

Philadelphia advocates are speaking out against the city for targeting both people who use drugs and harm reduction provision, in…

March 8, 2024

Nebraska, a State With No Syringe Programs, Looks Set to Allow Them

Nebraska is a state so big that it takes at least six hours to drive across it from east to…

January 30, 2024

Oregon Syringe Program Fights On, After Shutdown for “Enabling”

A syringe service program (SSP) in southern Oregon has faced local political hostility, like many others nationwide. Shut down by…

December 18, 2023

We’ll Know Harm Reduction Is Mainstream Once Dr. Fauci Likes It

In 2018, the syringe service program (SSP) in Cabell County, West Virginia, was shuttered by the local health department. By…

November 27, 2023

New Jersey Expands Harm Reduction Services as Attitudes Shift

New Jersey is set to open multiple new syringe service programs, including in suburban and rural areas, bringing potentially lifesaving…

October 12, 2023

DE Lifts “One-to-One” Cap on Syringe Exchange, a Reform Long Overdue

Delaware syringe service programs (SSP) are no longer limited to "one-to-one" exchange, a widely criticized policy that restricts SSP from…

August 22, 2023

Sharing Needles as Street Kids in LA, During the Rise of the HIV Epidemic

In 1988 Los Angeles, the kids who did sex work had communal syringes stashed in hiding places around the city.…

July 10, 2023