syringes

Fightback Begins After Pueblo, CO, Banned Syringe Distribution

Some residents of Pueblo, Colorado, are fighting back after city lawmakers voted to ban sterile syringe provision. They've launched a…

May 29, 2024

Pueblo, CO, Bans Syringe Programs. What Next for Harm Reduction There?

Lawmakers in Pueblo, Colorado, have decided to end sterile syringe provision in the city. Two local providers will now have…

May 20, 2024

Local Harm Reduction Programs Under Siege

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Needlepoint Sanctuary to be a mobile syringe provider in Bangor, Maine,…

April 30, 2024

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

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

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

“We’ll Find Ways”: TX Harm Reduction Alliance Navigates Eviction Threat

The Texas Harm Reduction Alliance (THRA) is fighting on after its landlord threatened it with eviction over the nature of…

September 22, 2023

In Tennessee, Unsanctioned Harm Reduction Work Gains a Foothold

In late 2021, after losing a friend to overdose, Miriam Field began distributing syringes, naloxone, glass pipes and other harm…

September 6, 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

Maine Discusses “Syringe Litter,” But Not the Obvious Solutions

In Bangor, Maine, a familiar narrative is playing out: Local officials perpetuating complaints of "syringe litter" in public spaces, while…

April 17, 2023