needle exchange

Rural areas face unique barriers when they try to adopt urban harm reduction methods from the ’80s and ’90s.
As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.
An Old Idea Syringe exchanges, also known as needle exchanges, first came into being in the late 1980s in places such as
Some faith-based organizations are offering clean syringes to IV drug users, while others are voicing support for comprehensive treatment.
In 2011, PreventionWorks!, a needle exchange program in the District of Columbia, closed down after 12 years of helping people
The state has thousands of untested kits and leads the nation in new HIV infections.
Last Thursday, the California Department of Public Health approved the first ever needle exchange in Orange County. Orange County has long opposed needle exchanges, despite decades of evidence demonstrating that these programs save lives and prevent the spread of infectious disease.
In 1988, Congress passed an omnibus bill that included a federal funding ban on needle exchange programs. This ban continued
Last month Congressional Republicans rallied behind an effort to lift a decades-old ban against federal funding for syringe exchange programs.
Some people were surprised when West Virginia became one of the first Southern states to operate an above-ground syringe exchange program. But for Jim Johnson, now retired Chief of Police for Huntington, West Virginia, syringe exchange was a common sense solution to an increasingly complex problem.
Inside a forgotten hotspot of the international drugs trade.
The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.
Despite this, many states still ban needle exchange programs.