Consumption Rooms/ Safe Injection Facilities

#ConsumptionRoom2018NC North Carolina Urban Survivors Union will be organizing around the development of a Safe Injection Facility, or as we prefer to call them, CONSUMPTION ROOMS.  We will be meeting 2x per month to discuss this and other important overdose prevention strategies.  Lets end overdose in NC.  We will meet the 1st and 3rd sunday […]

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How do I use Fentanyl Test Strip?

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SCIENCE OVER STIGMA, NASTAD

September 13, 2017   Dear Colleagues:   In response to the introduction of effective, short-course, curative hepatitis C (HCV) treatments, shifting HCV trends nationwide, and calls for universal access to treatment. NASTAD has recently released Science over Stigma: The Public Health Case Against HCV Treatment Sobriety Restrictions which explores the impact of private and public insurance sobriety […]

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Americas Drug War Soldiers

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Are we having Fun Yet? Drugs, Addiction, and Treatment.

Why do we as a society hate medication assisted treatment so much?  Why are we so sure that punishment and pain will change things for people who are addicted to drugs? I have spent the last 10 years fighting for change in the substance use field, fighting to end the drug war, working to change policies which […]

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