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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USU HCV Program

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, and Urban Survivors Union (Piedmont Chapter) are working together on a grant to discover barriers to care for people who use drugs related to Hepatitis C. We received funding from Gilead which has allowed us to hold focus groups and make a short advocacy video.  We are […]

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Stop Duterte Now

  Dear President Donald J. Trump, This is a letter Urban Survivors has written to urge President Trump to Condemn the killing, ordered by Duterte and truly improve drug policy in the US. Urban Survivors Union is a national drug user union developed by directly impacted people for directly impacted people. We are community organizers working […]

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Drug Use, Substance Misuse even Addiction should not prevent access to good health care!

Drug Use, Substance Misuse,  Addiction, Substance Use, …Whether or not a person uses drugs or is addicted to them, should not affect whether or not a doctor will see them, treat them with dignity, respect, or listen to them for that matter, but it does!  I have experienced the most horrific stigmatizing ordeals with medical professionals, […]

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