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Pop-Up Safe Injection Site Hits Vancouver

Vancouver is testing a new operation to combat the drug overdose epidemic: pop-up safe injection sites. The small operation consists of a couple of people trained in CPR, chair, clean needles and Narcan (aka naloxone). Just recently, Vice reported that a “harm reduction tent” had been set up for a week now in downtown Vancouver. . . . . Continue Reading


What is Harm Reduction and Does it Work?

What is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is both a set of general principles used to change and enforce political policies concerning the way that societies respond to drug problems and, a belief system that encompasses the specific types of intervention, such as needle and syringe programs and methadone treatment, in order to reduce risks to . . . . Continue Reading


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