Harm Reduction

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker

Sobriety vs. Recovery: What’s the Difference?

Are the concepts themselves up for debate? Do they require certain treatments, or abstinence from everything? It's complicated! And new ways of thinking are changing the conversation.

Woman consoling another woman

How Can We Deal With Overdoses?

Preparedness, education and compassion: One addiction expert shares her insights into saving lives and grappling with trauma, on International Overdose Awareness Day.

Four Narcan nasal spray packages

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Narcan Sales in Major Move To Curb Overdoses

A critical medication for preventing opioid overdose deaths will now be available on store shelves nationwide, no prescription needed.

Anthony Hipolito and Peter Attia talk about fentanyl

What the Fentanyl Crisis Actually Looks Like

The headlines are sensational, but many victims use fentanyl unknowingly and die quietly. Peter Attia hosts a Texas sheriff's deputy on his podcast to learn how we got here and what we can do.

Facts about fentanyl infographic

The Facts About Fentanyl

The news may sometimes sensationalize this powerful synthetic opioid, but around two-thirds of all overdose deaths in the U.S. involve fentanyl — and many people take it without even knowing.

John Oliver in a segment on harm reduction

Your Guide to Harm Reduction, With John Oliver

The "Last Week Tonight" host dedicated a segment to the latest tools and programs that aim to keep people who use drugs safe. Plus: how you can help.

Hansel Tookes III, MD, MPH, cofounder, Idea Exchange

Caring for People Who Use Drugs

In this video, people who use drugs, people in recovery, and harm reduction professionals impart advice to health professionals caring for people who use drugs.

Man in therapy session supported by others

Alternatives to Traditional 12-Step Programs

One size doesn’t fit all: In recent decades, effective alternatives to AA and NA have been providing different roads to recovery from addiction.

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