Opioid Harm Reduction

Publications

Microdosing as a Therapeutic Alternative for Mental Health Issues
Stacey McKenna

Reviewed by: Stacey McKenna

Review of: Toby Lea et al., “Microdosing psychedelics: Motivations, subjective effects and harm reduction,” International Journal of Drug Policy (2020). 

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Supervised Injection/Consumption Facilities as a Harm Reduction Strategy for Opioid Use
Stacey McKenna

In 2017, 47,600 people died of opioid-related overdose in the United States. This constitutes more than two-thirds of the country’s drug overdose deaths. Much of the risk has been attributed to the…

Reviewed work: Kenneth B. Morales et al., “Preference for drugs containing fentanyl from a cross-sectional survey of people who use illicit opioids in three United States cities,” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 204:1 (November 2019).
Stacey McKenna

Reviewed work: Kenneth B. Morales et al., “Preference for drugs containing fentanyl from a cross-sectional survey of people who use illicit opioids in three United States cities,” Drug and…

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Can Harm Reduction Finally Take Root in America’s Schools?
Carrie Wade

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R Street Institute supported the production of this piece through a restricted grant to The Influence Foundation.

Reviewed Work: “Association of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use With Subsequent Heroin Use Initiation in Adolescents”
Stacey McKenna

Many American teens report current or past non-medical use of prescription drugs, most often opioids. On its own, this is a public health concern because youth are at increased risk for serious…

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Georgia Needs Creative Solutions to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Marc Hyden

Over 400,000 Americans have died from opioid abuse, be it heroin or synthetic prescriptions, since 1999. To put this death toll into perspective, roughly the same number of Americans perished in…

Ohio Resolution Seeks to Address Two of the Nation’s Most Pressing Drug Crises
Alan Smith

Two drug crises have fought their way to the top tier of American consciousness: prescription medication addiction and drug trafficking.

Sorting out the appropriate guiderails for the use of…

Reviewed Work: “Opioid misuse initiation: Implications for intervention”
Stacey McKenna

As the consequences of opioid misuse and abuse
continue to be a concern throughout the United States—from a rise in overdose
deaths to emergency
department visits—the priority to hone…

R Sheet on Opioid and Injection Drug Use Harm Reduction
Carrie Wade & Chelsea Boyd

 Harm reduction programs offer crucial services that save lives and decrease disease transmission. They also encourage interaction with medical professionals, which can improve individual and…