Opioid Harm Reduction

Publications

What Massachusetts can teach us about police-assisted referral programs for substance use disorders
Stacey McKenna

REVIEW OF: Melissa Davoust et al., “Examining the implementation of police-assisted referral programs for substance use disorder services in Massachusetts,” International Journal of Drug Policy…

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Drug Decriminalization in Oregon: How’s It Going So Far?
Chelsea Boyd

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How Fear, Misinformation, Stigma Have Devastated US Pain Patients
Chelsea Boyd

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Supervised consumption sites may do more than reduce drug-related harms
Stacey McKenna, PhD

Review of: Nick Kerman, et al., “‘It’s not just injecting drugs’: Supervised consumption sites and the social determinants of health,” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 213 (Aug. 1, 2020), p….

Police-related barriers increase non-fatal drug overdose in Canadian sex worker population
Stacey McKenna

Review of: Shira Goldenberg et al., “Police-related barriers to harm reduction linked to non-fatal overdose among sex workers who use drugs: Results of a community-based cohort in Metro Vancouver,…

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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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…