addiction

Big Pharma’s crime: profits from addiction

New Hampshire’s attorney general, John Formella, has launched a lawsuit against Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid and other pharmacies for failing…

August 5, 2022

Overrepresented in prisons: LGBTQ2S+ people

At every stage in the criminal injustice system, LGBTQ2S+ people are overrepresented, including within the juvenile justice system. According to…

May 28, 2021

Intoxication culture and the working class

Intoxication culture is made up of the social cues and forces which push workers and oppressed people into using drugs…

May 28, 2021

‘What’s Going On?’ 50 years later

One year ago, May 26, 2020, the video of George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked months…

May 25, 2021

Methadone: Harm or help?

Methadone. The medicine stirs up controversy just by being brought up. Does methadone help or harm the addicted person? Does…

May 21, 2021

Movements act to end overdoses from tainted drugs

Ohmefentanyl, acetylfentanyl, butyrfentanyl, furanylfentanyl and carfentanil are some of the fentanyl analogues that are pervasive in the drug supply in…

April 23, 2021

Struggle for Safehouse will continue

A crack house is dark. It is a place of sorrow and danger — a hell on Earth. People do…

January 19, 2021

The value of addicts’ lives

Philadelphia has the reputation of being a major heroin haven on the East Coast, with heroin of such high quality…

December 9, 2020

Harm reduction, not jails!

In addressing addiction, harm reduction comes in many forms. Some include drug decriminalization, safe injection sites, spreading of Narcan and…

December 3, 2020