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Harm Reduction - What Is Happening at the Federal Level

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Advocates for drug policy reform are doing some admirable work at the state level to improve the health and dignity of people who use drugs. But things are rolling at the federal level too. The Harm Reduction Coalition discussed the issues they are working on.

Opioid Maintenance Therapy: Questions and Controversies

Tessie Castillo | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

Opioid maintenance therapy, or using a legal opiate to reduce a person's urge to take illicit drugs, has long generated controversy.

ReSovietizing Crimea? What the Vote Means for the Twin Epidemics of Drug Use and HIV

Richard Elovich | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Richard Elovich

In choosing affiliation with Russia, Crimea should not reject the needs of the socially vulnerable and some of the helpful responses emerging from within. HIV and drugs cross borders easily, affecting people of all ethnicities and political affiliations.

Heroin Users: Not From Another Planet

Jim Anderson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Anderson

Methadone clinics are places that people with addiction to heroin and other opiates (pain medication) come to take methadone instead of heroin. All in all, it's a pretty darn good trade, and helps thousands of human beings break free of the shackles of heroin addiction and lead meaningful lives.

Is Moldova Leading the World on Harm Reduction in Prisons?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Recently in Moldova visiting government officials, I was invited to visit the prison 15 in Cricovia which houses some 550 inmates. A 30 minute ride ...

Here I Am -- Preventing the Spread of HIV

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Yevhen's video is a story of hope: a story of a man who received treatment that has helped him find hope, love and a future.

Methadone Overdose Deaths May Have Peaked: CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Health officials say methadone is involved in nearly one-third of deaths from prescription painkillers. But overdose deaths from methadone ...

St. Vincent's Hospital Saved My Life After a Drug Overdose

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Funny how the government is so anxious to bail out the banks, when they can't help a hospital that serves the poor?

The Deadly Ignorance of "Drug Warriors"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

A person addicted to heroin needs the drug as much as a diabetic needs insulin. How he or she gets it is problematic, but until we legalize and tax heroin, we need outreach programs to alleviate suffering and save lives.