Opioid Harm Reduction

Publications

, New York Daily News
Put harm reduction first, New York
Sarah Wall

If more than 107,000 lives were lost in one year due to a single cause — say, toxic waste in a town’s water supply — it wouldn’t just be a tragedy, but an outrage demanding immediate…

, The Hill
For harm reduction to work, we need a full defense
Mazen Saleh & Stacey McKenna

With the recent release of the National Drug Control Strategy, the Biden administration has codified its support of harm reduction to reduce the number of overdose deaths attributed to substance…

, RealClearPolicy
Weed Can Help Veterans Reduce Opioid-related Harms … if it’s Decriminalized
Stacey McKenna

Between 2010 and 2019, 42,627 U.S. veterans died of a drug overdose. In fact, military veterans are 1.5 to 2 times as likely to die of an accidental overdose than the general population. The…

Biden Should Stand Up for All Forms of Harm Reduction
Chelsea Boyd

Last summer, the Biden administration took a bold step by allocating funding in the 2022 budget specifically for harm reduction services. For harm reduction advocates, this signaled a positive shift…

Maryland legislators must put aside their partisan differences to target opioid overdoses
Sarah Wall

As Maryland emerges again from the latest surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are left to survey the damage, not just from the Omicron variant but from the whole two-year ordeal. The shuttered…

Overdose Prevention Centers and the Federal “Crack House Statute”
Chelsea Boyd & Mazen Saleh

BACKGROUND
With opioid overdose deaths reaching new highs, the conversation about expanding harm reduction programs is more urgent than ever. In response, cities across the country have indicated…

National Harm Reduction Coalition Letter on Legislation to Reduce Record Number of Overdose Deaths
Mazen Saleh

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Schumer, Majority Leader Hoyer, Minority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader McCarthy, and Honorable Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:
The…

, The Crime Report
How Harm Reduction Can Help Win the Fight Against Opioids
Stacey McKenna

Last year, nearly 70,000 people in the United States died of opioid-related overdoses, up from 49,860 in 2019—a rise driven by synthetic opioids.

Despite three years of…

New York Post opioid coverage is divisive, fear-mongering tabloid fodder
Stacey McKenna & Christi Smith

Drug addicts shooting up. Needle-wielding deviants running rampant. Police standing idly by as heroin flows into arms, and needles are swapped in streets and parks. This is the grim picture the New…

Fed financial official slams Congress for cannabis inaction
Stacey McKenna & Jillian Snider

From Marijuana Moment:

The R Street Institute is asking Congress to reject the Biden administration’s proposal to permanently control fentanyl-related substances in Schedule I.

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