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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  

Larry Campbell: Bull in a China White Shop

By Neville Elder

The man behind 'InSite' fought hard to establish the first supervised injection site in North America. More than a decade later, he talks exclusively to The Fix about his struggle to keep the doors open. MORE  

Head of Russian Drug Agency Rejects Legalized Pot

By Shawn Dwyer

Russia's top drug czar, Viktor Ivanov, made the baseless claim that marijuana leads to heroin addiction while also questioning the effectiveness of proven harm reduction techniques. MORE  

The Case for Harm Reduction

By Paul Gaita

A recent increase in the number of drug and alcohol programs employing the harm reduction policy indicates that the once-controversial measure is gaining ground. MORE  

UK to Offer Free Tin Foil to Addicts

By Chrisanne Grise

Experts hope offering the foil at treatment centers will reduce health risks and encourage more addicts to seek treatment. MORE  

Delaware Is the 14th State to Get a Good Samaritan Law

By Victoria Kim

Another bill giving legal protection to people who report overdoses is signed. MORE  

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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