syringes

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

“Regressive Thinking” Ends Syringe, Pipe Distribution at Edmonton Transit Stations

Until recently, Boyle Street Community Services staff had been handing out various harm reduction tools to people who wanted and…

February 21, 2023

Beyond “Zero Tolerance”? Syringe Access in Canadian Prisons

In the outside world, if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that has harm reduction services, you might have access…

January 30, 2023

Hurricane Maria Flagged Post-Disaster Drug Harm Reduction Needs

Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters that the United States—and in particular Puerto Rico—has seen. In September…

December 13, 2022

How I Use Short-Tip Needles: A Harm Reduction Guide

[This article contains photographs and descriptions of injecting.]   I've been using opioids for 20 years, but injecting didn't become…

November 17, 2022