syringes

Lacking Access to Clean Needles, I Caught a Life-Threatening Blood Infection

A few months ago I caught a life-threatening blood infection from a dirty needle. Well, probably. I don't know that…

September 14, 2020

Democrats Platform Arch-Enemy of Syringe Exchange on DNC Opening Night

Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman spoke on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on August 17…

August 18, 2020

Twenty High-Risk Kentucky Counties Still Don’t Have Syringe Exchange

Harm reduction services are spreading in Kentucky, but not nearly fast enough for some of its most vulnerable residents. A…

August 5, 2020

How Washington, DC’s Lack of Statehood Hurts Black and Poor Residents

A debate over democracy and racial justice is raging on the federal government’s doorstep. On June 26, the House of…

July 20, 2020

Indiana Syringe Exchange May Shut Down Next Month Amid Prosecutor’s Opposition

A syringe exchange in Wayne County, Indiana could close in June if lawmakers don’t renew the program. Although local health…

May 18, 2020

How Harm Reduction Is Responding to the Pandemic

In the two weeks since the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in New York City, the harm reduction landscape here…

March 19, 2020

Some Residents, Officials Gang Up Against Syringe Exchange in Chico, CA

People who use drugs in Chico, California have faced opposition in obtaining sterile harm reduction supplies. Following residents' complaints about…

February 19, 2020

Tennessee Harm Reduction Workers Combat Stigma to Save Lives

Overdose deaths in Shelby County, Tennessee have increased 62 percent this year compared to the same period in 2018, according…

December 23, 2019

How Photography by People Who Inject Drugs Could Advance Research

Amid infectious disease outbreaks among people who inject drugs in the United States in recent years, researchers are looking for…

December 2, 2019

The Militant Harm Reductionist Advancing Dan Bigg’s Legacy

Brandie Wilson has her work cut out for her: On October 3, the legendary harm reduction organization Chicago Recovery Alliance…

October 22, 2019