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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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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