NUAA Discussion Paper: DEREGULATION OF NEEDLE AND... →
An excerpt from the discussion paper: ”[…] harm reduction and supply reduction are two of the three prongs of harm minimisation, the other being demand reduction. In theory and ideally, these three aspects complement each other. Supply reduction efforts are aimed at reducing the supply of illicit drugs and include policing and interdiction. Demand reduction is aimed at reducing...
The Psychonaut Web Mapping Project is a 2-year European Union funded project...– http://www.p2002.sgul.ac.uk/
HRC @ IHRA - Monday
Allan Clear & Daniel Raymond from the Harm Reduction Coalition are attending the 21st annual conference of the International Harm Reduction Association in Liverpool, UK this week. This morning’s plenary offered some sober statistics about global coverage of HIV interventions for people who inject drugs: globally, on average each injection drug user receives only 2 syringes per month from...
On the lack of posts...
I just wanted to extend an apology out to our followers. Posts have not been as regular as they used to be. We’re going to pick up the pace again soon enough. In the next few weeks, HRCtumblr is going to profile overdose prevention programs across the country. These programs were picked for various reasons. They’re not necessarily the best or the most extensive programs, but each of...
According to the study, hospital stays due to unintentional opioid...– Drug-related injury news: Prescription drug overdoses reach new high
Drugs Won the War →
abcsoupdot: “We’ve spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs,” Norm Stamper, a former police chief of Seattle, told me. “What do we have to show for it? Drugs are more readily available, at lower prices and higher levels of potency. It’s a dismal failure.” For that reason, he favors legalization of drugs, perhaps by the equivalent of state liquor stores or registered...
Allan Clear: Real Change or Changing Rhetoric?... →
“Since President Obama’s election, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has been making noises about a shift in approach and priorities towards addressing drugs and drug problems — as opposed to its previous “War on Drugs” approach, which criminalized what is primarily a public health issue. Last month’s 53rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)...
Legalization would benefit the public purse. My research indicates that...– Jeffrey A. Miron What Would Happen if Marijuana Were Decriminalized? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com (via.)
This is really old, by internet standards, but it’s too good to not post. Sometimes you just have to laugh. katharinec: DEA Official Announces Successful Drug Bust On Son’s Room | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source | Onion News Network
HRC Spring 2010 Training Calendar - Focus on Women... →
Harm Reduction Coalition’s 2010 training calendar was just released. There are some pretty interesting training sessions here, including the overdose prevention (Naloxone) training I talked about before. The fees are as follows, and you can register online: Course Fees: Half-day - $50, Full-day - $’70 Student Rates: Half-day - $25, Full-day - $35 The trainings are held at our office...
For many mothers, however, incarceration for a drug-related crime results in the...– The Drug War: A War on Women and Their Families | Drugs | AlterNet (via greaterthanlapsed) (via ihatethismess) (via midnightsnak) (via iisabelle) (via hikingmetalpunk)
Prescription drug overdoses on the rise in U.S. |... →
This includes the opiod sets. Now, which socioeconomic level would this affect more? I’m not sure how anyone could act like this isn’t an issue for every socioeconomic level and unlike many things, this issue doesn’t bias against race.
8th National Harm Reduction Conference →
When: November 18-21, 2010 Where: Austin, TX Abstracts are due on April 30th. See if you can go and spread the word!
Allan Clear: Harm Reduction in the United States:... →
Written by the director of Harm Reduction Coalition, Allan Clear. Definitely worth a read. The man has got a way with words. Make sure to read Part 2. You’ll find the link to it at the end of the piece.