Articles in this supplement focus on the global opioid crisis, including coverage of harm reduction approaches, health justice promotion, and lessons learned.
Resources and Tools
This publication describes the recent trends of drug overdose deaths in the United States (U.S.) and the benefits of adopting harm reduction approaches.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in federal policy changes related to telehealth use that allowed states to maximize access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) through telehealth.
Individuals who have HIV who also use drugs experience increased age-matched morbidity and mortality in comparison with those with HIV who do not use drugs.
This CDC report provides updated data related to HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs, documenting findings that underscore the need for low-barrier access to comprehensive and integrated needs-based syringe service programs for necessary prevention and
This PowerPoint slide deck reviews the foundations of harm reduction philosophy and practice, summarizes drug user health issues and trends, and aims to increase cultural competence and humility when working with people who use drugs.
Transgender people and communities, including nonbinary people, have specific needs within harm reduction programs.
A recent study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence found evidence for racial/ethnic disparities in buprenorphine distribution across the United States.
In recent years, the gap in the rate of opioid overdoses among Black and white Americans has narrowed significantly, with increases in Black mortality driven in part by the addition of synthetic opioids to other drugs.
Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) is the provision of medications (methadone and buprenorphine) that activate the opioid receptors to prevent withdrawal and reduce cravings for opioids.