Harm Reduction

High Wire

Facebook Is Censoring Posts That Could Save Opioid Users' Lives

Facebook appears to be blocking people who warn users about poisonous batches of drugs or who supply materials used to test for fentanyl.
Maia Szalavitz
7.2.19
News

New Harm Reduction Service Encourages Dealers To Send Drugs in Mail for Testing

Get Your Drugs Tested knows it's illegal to send drugs in the mail in Canada, but thinks safety is worth the risk.
Sarah Krichel
5.22.19
News

After Hours Club Says It's Losing Money Because Patrons Are Too Cheap to Buy Water

After an Instagram post dragging him was picked up in the media, Shawn Riker, who owns Toronto bar Bunker, wants to remind people that water sales help him pay the bills.
Manisha Krishnan
4.30.19
Drugs

Changing the Way We Think About Meth

As opioids have been under the spotlight for years, new programs dedicated to the drug are popping up in Toronto in response to rising rates of meth use.
Rachel Browne
3.18.19
Drugs

Meth-related deaths are rising across Canada

A VICE News analysis shows an increase in overdose deaths linked to meth, and police seizures of the stimulant over the last five years.
Rachel Browne
3.13.19
Drugs

Russia Is Punishing People for Helping Drug Users

Moscow's only harm reduction NGO has been given a potentially devastating fine for doing the work it's meant to do.
Niko Vorobjov
12.11.18
High Wire

The Radical New Fentanyl Trend That Could Save Lives and Screw Dealers

One $5 or $10 fatal dose could become dozens or even hundreds of nonfatal highs.
Maia Szalavitz
11.20.18
Opioid Crisis

Doug Ford OKs safe injection sites in Ontario but rebrands them

The province’s “consumption and treatment services” model will focus on trying to rid people of their addiction
Steven Zhou
10.22.18
Weed

Vancouver Cops Raided Weed Meant For Opioid Users

Meanwhile, the city's overdose rates are skyrocketing.
Manisha Krishnan
9.17.18
Drugs

Experts Call Bullshit On Backstreet Boy AJ McLean’s Opioid Detox Kits

“You shouldn't want a Backstreet Boy treating your medical problem.”
Manisha Krishnan
9.11.18
Drugs

The Story Of How I Finally Quit Doing Cocaine

It’s not just because I’m tired of being a bloodsucking ghoul. In 2018, blow isn’t what it used to be.
Kitty Gray
9.11.18
Drugs

This Man Took 140 Drugs and Wrote a Harm Reduction Bible

We spoke to Dominic Milton Trott about 'The Honest Drugs Book'.
David Hillier
9.3.18
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