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Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction

Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dea-kratom-schedule-i_us_57c5c263e4b0cdfc5ac98b83?section A new DEA push against kratom shows drug warriors haven’t learned from past failures. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving to place the herbal supplement kratom on its list of Schedule I drugs, effectively banning a naturally occurring psychoactive substance that some say holds promise as ...

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Le nombre de surdoses explose dans un centre d’injection supervisé de Vancouver

Source : http://www.lactualite.com/actualites/le-nombre-de-surdoses-explose-dans-un-centre-dinjection-supervise-de-vancouver/ Le personnel d’un centre d’injection supervisé de Vancouver a reçu cette semaine un nombre inhabituellement élevé de consommateurs de drogues injectables qui ont fait une surdose. Une porte-parole de l’agence des services de santé Vancouver Coastal, Carrie Stefanson, ne pouvait expliquer pourquoi le site Insite avait connu, ...

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Injection supervisée : l’insécurité pèse lourd sur les junkies

Source : http://www.ledevoir.com/documents/special/16-08_injections-supervisees/index.html Voilà quinze ans que le combat dure. Les utilisateurs de drogues par injection espèrent encore voir ouvrir à Montréal des services d’injection supervisés, qui pourraient sauver des vies et freiner les épidémies de VIH et d’hépatite C. À l’approche de la Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux surdoses ...

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Seattle Activist Creating Mobile Safe Injection Site

Source : https://www.thefix.com/seattle-activist-creating-mobile-safe-injection-site-0#.V8C0uYoZkAY.facebook A Seattle street activist has announced plans to launch a mobile van that will encourage and promote safe drug use, despite knowing that the bulk of his mission is against state law. Shilo Murphy, executive director of the nonprofit People’s Harm Reduction Alliance said he is in ...

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Marijuana legalization didn’t cause the heroin epidemic. If anything, it may help end the epidemic.

Source : http://www.vox.com/2016/9/9/12824282/heroin-epidemic-medical-marijuana A new Esquire article tries to tie marijuana legalization to the heroin epidemic. The argument falls flat. “The secret history of the heroin crisis,” Don Winslow writes at Esquire, is rooted in marijuana legalization. Specifically, Winslow claims that because marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states depleted ...

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The Harm Reduction Movement Needs to Rediscover Its Soul

Source : http://theinfluence.org/the-harm-reduction-movement-needs-to-rediscover-its-soul/ I participated in many discussions about harm reduction during the AIDS2016 conference in Durban last month. One panel, at the networking zone for people who use drugs, was organized by Harm Reduction International. Its title—“Left behind? The funding crisis facing harm reduction and the AIDS response among ...

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