All posts by Erica W

Report: Harm reduction restrictions helped fuel HIV outbreak

By | COVID-19, Harm Reduction, needle clean up, Needle Exchange, News, Public Health | No Comments

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch tstuck@hdmediallc.com HUNTINGTON — Access to HIV prevention and testing was limited in Cabell County prior to the HIV outbreak even with the county’s harm reduction program due to stricter requirements placed on the program in 2018, says a new report on the outbreak published Thursday by the…

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Made of Millions and Drug Policy Alliance Partner for “First of All” Drug Education Web Series

By | Harm Reduction, webinar | No Comments

APRIL 1, 2020 Episodic livestream reconsiders abstinence-based drug education, in favor of modern harm reduction framework Contact: Matt Sutton, 212.613.8026 msutton@drugpolicy.org New York, NY – Coinciding with National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week, global mental health advocacy nonprofit Made of Millions, in partnership with the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), has launched First of All —…

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Needle exchange programs save money and lives

By | Evidence based, Harm Reduction, Needle Exchange, Public Health, Uncategorized, United States | No Comments

By Joel Sjerven For the St. Louis American Dec 30, 2019 A needle exchange program offers sterile needles to people who inject drugs. This harm reduction intervention has been effective at decreasing risk and improving the quality of life for those affected. Needle exchange is a low-cost intervention which saves…

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Opioid Fight Shows Glimmers of Progress

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Opioid fight shows glimmers of progress The Editorial Board, USA TODAYPublished 6:12 p.m. ET Dec. 26, 2018 War on overdose deaths includes policing with naloxone, giving inmates medication-assisted treatment, and expanding Medicaid: Our view (Photo: Mel Evans/AP) With drug overdoses now America’s leading accidental killer, cities and states have been struggling to…

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