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Morning Roundup: May 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kate Major sentenced to eight months for DUI arrest, naked man on LSD gets hit by car, and Florida senate panel okays needle exchange program. 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  

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  

How Far Can Ethan Nadelmann Push America’s Drug Laws?

By Will Godfrey

The leader of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks with The Fix about legalizing marijuana, harm reduction and the 12 Steps, psychedelic revelations and decriminalizing all drug possession. MORE  

Vancouver's Harm Reduction Approach Is Working

By McCarton Ackerman

A 15-year study shows that fewer people use and inject drugs since the city adopted a public health approach and opened a safe injection site. MORE  

Online Addiction Therapy Can Go Viral

By Stanton Peele

At a time when diagnoses are set to increase, I'm working to establish online treatment. Some doubt the value of Internet programs, but their reach is unparalleled and evidence suggests they can work. MORE  

A New York Needle Exchange in Action

By Sarah Beller

The Fix reports from the Washington Heights Corner Project, where participants and staff members share some surprising truths about how harm reduction works on the ground.  MORE  

Margaret Thatcher's Progressive Drug Policy Legacy

By Sarah Beller

Perhaps surprisingly, the conservative "Iron Lady," who died today, helped to bring needle exchange to Britain. MORE  

The Loneliness of the Addict Activist

By Maia Szalavitz

Since AIDS, I've worked to try to help addicts unite as a political force. Go ahead and laugh. But we remain the only "disease community" that can't stand up for itself. MORE  

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