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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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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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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