Addiction Culture

Does Data Show Supervised Injection Sites Save Lives?

What impact do supervised injection sites have on society and the drug epidemic?

A recent article in Forbes Magazine reported on a group of opioid activists “going rogue” to prove safe injection sites save lives. One of these injection sites was independently observed by UC San Diego medical sociologist Peter Davidson and RTI International epidemiologist Alex Kral. Their findings were later published in The American Journal of Preventative […]

Changing Our Perspective on the Opioid Crisis

We must treat people in active addiction as human beings, with compassion.

I recently came across some work featured in Time Magazine by Philadelphia-based photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge. For five years, he chronicled the lives of heroin addicts in the city’s Kensington neighborhood. In the article, he discussed the changing face of substance abuse and his desire to alter society’s narrow perspective about this disease. What struck me […]

Investigation Prompts Lawsuit Against Oxy Manufacturer

What impact will this lawsuit have on the future of OxyContin in our nation?

New Hampshire’s footprint is only 9,350 square miles, yet this tiny state saw nearly 500 overdose deaths within its boundaries in 2016 alone. This staggering number has grown exponentially over the last decade. It’s nearly ten times more than the figure from 2000. The state of drug use in New Hampshire is such that the […]

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