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Recovery Month Roundtable: Harm Reduction & Recovery

September 28, 2016

September is National Recovery Month.  The focus this year is on sharing stories and triumphs. In response, Harm Reduction Coalition facilitated a roundtable dialogue with a number of influential people in recovery. The aim was to share stories of recovery and to identify areas of common interest between the harm reduction and recovery movements. The dialogue from this recovery […]

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Holding Space for the Unredeemed: Harm Reduction and Justice

September 26, 2016

I spent last Friday in Chicago at the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute’s annual conference. The theme was Growing from Our Roots: This year’s conference them reflects the importance of honoring the roots of harm reduction. We are thrilled to see harm reduction discourse and practice entering the broader workplace and world. At the same time we […]

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Can Not Sideline Hepatitis in Opioid Epidemic Response

September 23, 2016

We commend President Obama for his recognition of the many Americans who have died due to overdose and opioid drug use in proclaiming Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The work the White House and Congress has done to address the most visible layer of the nation’s issues with opioid use is laudable.  Expansion […]

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Supervised Drug Consumption: Evidence-Based Public Health

September 22, 2016

INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO PREVENT OVERDOSE & REDUCE HARM President Obama proclaimed this week as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. In the Proclamation he asks us to “pause to remember all we have lost” and “recognize the importance of raising awareness of the epidemic.” With more than 28,000 people lost every year to heroin and other opioid overdose, public awareness […]

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Mitigating the Harmful Health Consequences of Incarceration

September 20, 2016

TIME TO REIMAGINE THE FAILED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM President Obama proclaimed this week as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. In the Proclamation President Obama asks us to “pause to remember all we have lost” and “recognize the importance of raising awareness of the epidemic.” With more than 28,000 people lost every year to […]

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Letter from our new Executive Director Monique Tula

September 14, 2016

INTRODUCTION FROM OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Stand Against Shaming of People Who Use Drugs

September 14, 2016

OUR LIVES ARE NOT YOUR SPECTACLE!              

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Day of Rage for Mumia

September 7, 2016

HEP C TREATMENT IN PRISONS: A LEGALLY BINDING HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATION On September 7th, 2016 activists are holding a day of actions in reaction to Mumia Abu-Jamal being denied lifesaving treatment for the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). At 11am they are holding a press conference outside the Philadelphia Health Center at S. Broad & Lombard, […]

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Awareness is Not Enough—It is Time for Action to End Overdose Deaths in NYC

August 30, 2016

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day for mourning and activism. Our nation has finally become aware of the scope of this epidemic.  Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, a talking point for presidential candidates and President Obama himself. In New York City, we have been hit particularly […]

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2016

NEED FOR GREATER OVERDOSE PREVENTION EFFORTS IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2016 Press Contact: Mike Selick, Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, Harm Reduction Coalition selick@harmreduction.org, 201-755-3474 Drug Overdose Mortality Rate Increased 66% Citywide in the Past Year with a 51% Increase in Overdose Deaths Among Latinos. New York, NY – On International […]

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