syringe service programs

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

In Win for CA Syringe Programs, Bad-Faith Environmental Lawsuits Banned

On October 5, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed Assembly Bill 1344. The bill will prevent opponents of syringe service…

October 7, 2021

For Maine’s Church of Safe Injection, a Bittersweet Legalization

On September 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized a Maine syringe service program (SSP) to do what…

October 7, 2021

WV Harm Reduction Workers Form Coalition Amid HIV, Syringe Crises

West Virginia harm reduction workers are launching a new statewide coalition. "Mountain State Harm Reduction" will provide overdose prevention and…

September 23, 2021

Atlantic City Council Votes to End Syringe Program at Chaotic Meeting

Thank you, have a good evening. Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt repeated the refrain again and again at a…

July 22, 2021

Advocates Mobilize Around Besieged Atlantic City Syringe Program

On July 6, New Jersey harm reduction organizations met at Firefighters Memorial, a small park between City Hall and the county…

July 7, 2021

Atlantic City’s Flagship Syringe Program in Battle for Survival

In the past few months, the South Jersey AIDS Alliance (SJAA) has been planning to relocate outside of the tourism…

June 14, 2021

Arizona Finally Decriminalizes Syringe Service Programs

On May 24, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill decriminalizing syringe service programs (SSP) within the state. The new…

May 26, 2021

In North Carolina, Our Syringe Programs Are Bracing for the Next Attack

If you were an injection drug user in Plaza Midwood before 2015—before syringe service programs (SSP) were legal here—you probably…

May 24, 2021

In a Florida “Recovery” Hub, a Syringe Program Finds Its Place

Organizers at Rebel Recovery Florida say their slogan is simple: “We love you.” “We want people to know we understand…

May 20, 2021