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How Harm Reduction Is Serving⁠—and Failing⁠—Asian Americans

The “4th wave of the overdose crisis” has arrived, tweeted Brett Giroir, a top official in the US Department of…

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Canadian Prison Safe Consumption Site Sparks Heated Harm Reduction Debate

Safe consumption spaces and sterile syringe programs are major rallying points for the harm reduction movement. But in an unlikely…

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PrEP Education Campaigns Leave People Who Inject Drugs Behind

On July 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that found an "encouraging" increase in recent…

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NYC Syringe Programs Successfully Serving the Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

New York City's syringe service programs (SSPs) are successfully getting harm reduction resources into the hands of the most vulnerable…

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Harm Reduction Is Growing in Scotland––But So Are Overdose Deaths

In November 2018, Scotland launched a revised national drug policy that prioritizes recovery resources, including enhancing harm reduction resources. But according…

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What Happens When a Syringe Exchange Is Shut Down

HIV infections are surging in Cabell County, West Virginia. On April 4, 2019, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health…

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Women Who Use Drugs: Challenges Demand Self-Led Harm Reduction

Bree Cassell first injected heroin when she was 15 years old. Despite wanting to do so, she was so scared…

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Innovative Canadian “Street Degree” Empowers Peer Harm Reduction Workers

In British Columbia, an entirely peer-taught overdose prevention "Street Degree" program has graduated its first batch of certificate recipients. They…

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Maine Hit Hard by Overdose Crisis, Yet Suffers Biggest Federal Funding Shortfall

Funding for harm reduction interventions in Maine received a much-needed boost on February 6. Newly-elected Governor Janet Mills signed an executive…

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New Study: Syringe Service Providers Could Have Prevented the Scott County HIV Outbreak

In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs in Scott County, Indiana 4 years…

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