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Magazine For Drug Addicts To Make Money For Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

First published in Denmark in 2013, Illegal! magazine will now be available in English. MORE  

Harm Reduction at a Crossroads

By Tessie Castillo

A report from the 10th National Conference of the Harm Reduction Coalition. MORE  

Canadian Study Finds Link Between Welfare and Overdoses

By John Lavitt

Researchers discovered an uptick in "overdose events" at safe injection sites on the same day that the government distributes welfare assistance. MORE  

Naloxone Distribution: Saving Lives and Restoring Trust in the Police

By Tessie Castillo

Law enforcement departments across the country are finally equipping officers with naloxone—a medication that reverses opiate drug overdose—and teaching them to treat overdose as a medical issue before viewing it as a criminal one.  MORE  

Addicts Benefit From British Columbia's Methadone Program

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that the program is saving both lives and money. MORE  

World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal. MORE  

Canadian Supreme Court Okays Supervised Heroin Use

By John Lavitt

Despite objections from conservatives, the court has allowed prescribed heroin for "entrenched addicts." MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

By Tessie Castillo

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. MORE  

Families Affected By Drug Deaths Help Push For Lesser Sentencing

By Paul Gaita

With the help of families grieving over the loss of loved ones, cities and states across the nation are moving more toward effective harm reduction methods to stem the tide of addiction. MORE  

Maryland Considering Unlimited Free Needles For Heroin Users

By McCarton Ackerman

The bill would spend $250,000 in tax payer dollars to provide clean needles to intravenous drug users, which predictably has aroused conservative ire. MORE  

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