woman suffering from the long term effects of heroin

Long Term Effects of Heroin

In 2017, President Trump issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency because of the opiate epidemic. Opiate abuse, which includes both prescription medications and heroin, played a major role in overdoses becoming the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Street heroin cut with dangerous and powerful additives like fentanyl increased…

man wonders what is harm reduction

What Is Harm Reduction?

Over the years there have been many failed and discarded policies when it comes to how to treat those who are suffering from addictions. In modern drug treatment, criminalization and enforcement have given way to the doctrine of harm reduction. An alternative to more punitive policies of the past, such as harm reduction. But what…