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NPR, Sept. 5, 2019

Court To Rule On Philadelphia’s Proposed Safe Injection Sites
Philadelphia could be the first U.S. city to offer opioid users a safe place to inject drugs under medical supervision. But lawyers will argue that such sites violate 1980s-era crack house laws. Read more…

Rolling Stone, Sept. 5, 2019

Philadelphia May Become the First City to Open Safe Injection Sites
A Trump-appointed U.S. attorney is trying to stop the harm-reduction site from opening in Kensington, a Philly neighborhood that has been devastated by the opioid epidemic Read more…

Filter, Sept. 6, 2019

Fate of Philly Safe Consumption Site Now Hinges on Judge’s Ruling
Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe consumption site (SCS) to help cut the city’s record overdose levels, the fate of Safehouse, which would be America’s first officially sanctioned SCS, is now in the hands of a federal judge. Read more…

Vox, Sept. 3, 2019

Vox is investigating America’s addiction treatment system.  Help us by sharing your stories. 
America is facing a harrowing opioid epidemic, one that kills thousands of people each year. But the rehab system that could help combat the crisis is failing. It is far too expensive for typical families and often provides addiction treatments that aren’t proven or actually have evidence against them. Read more…

Global Commission on Drug Policy, June 2019

Classification of Drugs: When Science Was Left Behind
The Global Commission on Drug Policy explains how the biased historical classification of psychoactive substances has contributed to the “world drug problem”. It is the first-ever comprehensive report providing a political reading of the current evaluation and classification, or “scheduling” of drugs according to their harms. [Available in seven languages] Read more…

Filter, November 15, 2018

A Mother Who Lost Two Sons to Fentanyl Fights Back
Imagine the worst thing that could happen to you. Now imagine it happening twice.
That’s as close as I can get, as a parent, to describing what Carol Katz Beyer has been through. In 2016 and 2017, two of her three sons lost their lives to fentanyl-involved overdose. Read more…