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These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
Authorities encourage more health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine for people trying to overcome opioid addiction.
People on opioid substitution therapy were more likely to adhere to antiretroviral treatment and achieve viral suppression.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
Why the recent surge in hep C infection rates?
The city’s Harm Reduction Action Center is collaborating with local journalists for a four-part in-depth series about addiction in Colorado.
White heroin users are injecting at higher rates and are less likely to use harm reduction programs than their minority counterparts.
A potent new opiate called carfentanil has hit the U.S. drug supply and is driving up overdoses across the country.
The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates what the Southern city has done to help quell opioid addiction better than almost anywhere else.
The incidents have prompted lawsuits from harm reduction advocates.
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