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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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Sharing “Cookers” Heightens HIV Transmission Risk—But There’s An Easy Way To Fix That

Sharing injection drug preparation equipment, like "cookers," increases people's risks of transmitting HIV, according to a study released online in…

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Huge Harm Reduction Gathering Allows Portugal to Teach the World

To walk down the hill to the Douro River in Porto on a sunny day is to navigate a delightful…

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Hep C Treatment Is Scarce Behind Bars—And Jeopardized Upon Release

In April 2010, Sean tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Aged 37, he…

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In Approaching Nicotine, Let’s Learn From Past Harm Reduction Victories

Alternative nicotine products—including e-cigarettes, lower-risk tobacco alternatives like snus, and heat-not-burn devices—have fallen under disproportionate levels of scrutiny all over…

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