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Needle Exchange Programs

If Politicians Really Want To Save Money, These Initiatives Actually Cost Less Than Doing Nothing

Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

For many lawmakers, particularly in today's austerity-obsessed political environment, the only way to save a dollar is to not spend that dollar. But i...

Zen and the Art of Harm Reduction

Ishani Ganguli | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ishani Ganguli

My morning with Ritchie, part of a required residency rotation on addiction, offered a rare glimpse into patients' lives outside hospital walls and the important, if unsettling, work that complements our efforts as physicians.

Can Theology Support Needle Exchange Programs?

Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D.

To deny injecting-drug-users access to needle exchange programs is to fail to act to save human lives, to fail to acknowledge the dignity of every human life, and to fail to respond in solidarity to those who are marginalized.

Repealing Federal Strictures Against Needle Exchange Programs: A Much-needed Shot in the Arm

Gabor Maté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabor Maté

News that Congress is on the verge of repealing federal strictures against needle exchange programs serves well, as a much-needed shot in the arm for humane, science-based drug addiction policies.

Ryan Grim

Obama Budget Bans Federal Funding For Needle Exchange, Breaking Campaign Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's budget released Thursday takes a step backward from a controversial political position he had taken during the presidential campaign...