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Philly’s Addiction-Treatment Smoking Ban Ends, Leaving Bitter Taste

The horribly misguided smoking and vaping ban in Philadelphia’s city-funded drug treatment programs, including outdoor spaces, has finally been lifted.…

November 19, 2021

“Opioid Reckoning”: Oral Histories of the Complex Origins of Rehab

Language around addiction has changed so quickly in the past few years that Rose decided to change the name of…

October 26, 2021

Afghanistan’s “Forever” Drug War Has No End in Sight

“It is time to end the forever war,” declared President Joe Biden. After 20 long, bloody years came the chaotic…

October 6, 2021

New Evidence Exposes Harms of Philly’s Smoking Ban in Drug Treatment

“Huge step backwards for recovery, it sucks!” was how one participant in a new study described the smoking ban in…

September 27, 2021

Harm Reduction Is for Eating Disorders, Too

There must be all kinds of unexplored applications for harm reduction, but the one I always come back to is…

September 22, 2021

Strychnine and Vomit: The Untold Story of Past US Addiction Treatments

Kenneth Anderson is perhaps best known in the harm reduction movement as the founder and executive director of HAMS (Harm…

September 8, 2021

More Evidence That Coerced Drug Treatment Is Harmful as Well as Wrong

A paper published by the International Journal of Drug Policy confirms what harm reductionists have been saying since the dawn…

September 1, 2021

Abusive “Rehab” and Other Harms of Sri Lanka’s Militarized Drug War

In Sri Lanka, 2 grams of heroin can get you the death penalty. People incarcerated on drug charges are regularly…

August 9, 2021

“Music Is a Trigger”—How I Was Welcomed to Rehab

[This article is excerpted from the author's new book, The Weight of Air. It recounts his first experience in rehab,…

July 6, 2021

California County Eyes Mandatory Drug Treatment Bill

A newly introduced California Assembly bill would sentence people arrested on drug charges to an alternative form of incarceration: mandatory…

February 24, 2021