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Voices from the Harbor: Women's Experiences of... →
Four women discuss their experiences in active addiction, interactions with social service providers, what happens when they enter treatment, and their hopes for the future. Produced by Katie Clark, who is a Research Assistant at the Yale School of Public Health and a student of the Master of Science in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health program at the University of North Carolina at...
NCHRC Video discusses sex worker violence... →
North Carolinians, 11 current and former sex workers and/or advocates, share their experience with the common goal of raising awareness about and reducing violence perpetrated against sex workers. Sex workers often do not report crimes committed against them because they do not want to incriminate themselves; criminalization of sex work protects the perpetrators. What types of violence do sex...
Syringe Decriminalization: Diabetics Need Syringes...
Syringe Decriminalization: Diabetics Need Syringes Too As a diabetic, not having a clean syringe available for insulin injections is scary. I remember one time when I was visiting my parents and had forgotten to bring a clean syringe. My blood sugar was rising rapidly and I feared I would not be able to get insulin in my body fast enough to stop it from reaching a potentially deadly level. My...
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Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement-Check out the...
Latest Harm Reduction Coalition podcast: http://harmreduction.org/publication-type/podcast/working-with-law-enforcement/ Podcast 67 – April 17, 2012 Narelle Ellendon, Harm Reduction Coalition Corey Davis, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition Molly Bannerman, Counterfit Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University School of Law Establishing a relationship with law enforcement is an essential...
Advocates for New York sex workers call for... →
Mark Kinzly saved two lives this week. But he wouldn’t have been here to help if...– For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach - New York Times, 9/22/11 - Great article about naloxone and overdose prevention (and the wonderful Mark Kinzly) in the New York Times. (via harmreduction)
The Conspiracy Against Naloxone →
quietquietlife: Naloxone is a cheap, safe lifesaving drug that could save countless people from overdosing on heroin and other opiates. So why isn’t it in every first aid kit?
There was a time when my life may have seemed disposable, when others would have...– Read more: I would have been dead. We are so proud of our colleague and friend, Whitney Englander, for her brave article appealing for increased access to naloxone for overdose prevention. She also provides an update on a recent UN resolution that will expand access to this life-saving...
NCHRC's Robert Childs' FDA Testimony on my we need...
My name is Robert Childs and I am the Executive Director of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition. I am going to tell you something about the situation in North Carolina and why the prescription requirement for Naloxone needs to be removed. For the last six years, I have run community based overdose prevention programs at harm reduction programs, jails and drug detox centers and I am...
How to Recognize and Prevent Drug Overdoses
Via North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition http://www.nchrc.org Drug overdose deaths in the United States have increased fivefold since 1990, claiming the lives of 27,658 Americans in 2007. After motor vehicle accidents, drug overdose is the second leading cause of injury death in the United States. In 2009, there were approximately 1,000 fatal drug overdoses in North Carolina, and nearly...
NCHRC's Social Media
Link Up With NCHRC on Social Media Did you know NCHRC is on various forms of social media? We are! Check out all the was you can connect with us below… Facebook – Connect with us on Facebook for the latest news on NCHRC and harm reduction in the south, including news and upcoming events. Invite your friends to join us at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49624519007 Twitter...
Help us fund part 2 of our sex worker violence... →
About this project I’m a one-woman film crew and this project is very dear to my heart. Please help me continue to tell this important human rights story. Also, April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this documentary, 11 North Carolinians, current and former sex workers and/or advocates, share their experience with the common goal of reducing violence perpetrated against...
Naloxone Debate: FDA Hears Testimony About Making... →
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ADAP Watch: AIDS Drug Wait List Hits 3,240
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Safe Injection Sites Report: Toronto, Ottawa Would... →
4safetyandsecurity: HuffingtonPost.ca Toronto and Ottawa would benefit from having supervised drug injection facilities, but reaction to the report making that recommendation suggests the process of translating advice to reality may not be swift. Four years in the making, the report recommended three safe injection sites for Toronto and two for Ottawa, saying injection drug use in both cities...
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Role of Naloxone in Opioid Overdose Fatality Prevention; Public Workshop The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, National Institutes of Drug Abuse and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is announcing a scientific workshop to initiate a public discussion about the...
Tightening the Lid on Pain Prescriptions →
I would have been dead, a overdose story →
Posted: Sat, Apr. 7, 2012, 3:00 AM I would have been dead By Whitney Englander RELATED STORIES EDITOR’S NOTE: Whitney Englander fell out of a tree in her native Oregon when she was 12 years old, suffering a severe concussion that led to blinding migraines controlled by powerful painkillers. An attempt to wean herself from prescription narcotics after college backfired. She ended up ...
Abbott Hepatitis C Combo Impressive in Small Study
Abbott Hepatitis C Combo Impressive in Small Study > Reuters (04.02.12)::Bill Berkrot > > A combination of oral hepatitis C drugs being developed by > Abbott Laboratories realized cure rates exceeding 90 percent in > treatment-na?ve patients, according to a small, mid-stage study. The > results, released Wednesday, will be presented later this month in >...
As heroin death toll rises, antidote is available... →
Conisder funding NCHRC's Sex Worker Violence... →
I’m a one-woman film crew and this project is very dear to my heart. Please help me continue to tell this important human rights story. Also, April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this documentary, 11 North Carolinians, current and former sex workers and/or advocates, share their experience with the common goal of reducing violence perpetrated against sex workers. Sex...
Backpage.com Isn’t the Problem, Say Sex Workers →
Sex workers are anti sex-trafficking. It seems obvious (of course they have an interest in making the industry as safe as possible), and yet you might not know this because sex workers rights activists have not gotten any air-time from the major anti-trafficking organizations……..
National Map of Syringe Exchange Programs →
The politics and policies of HIV prevention in sex... →
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Event: Law Enforcement Safety & Drug Policy Summit
Event: Law Enforcement Safety & Drug Policy Summit WHEN: June 12th, 2012 WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT: Registration starts at 8 am, and the event begins at 9 am and will go through Noon. A lunch will be served to registered guests after the summit. WHERE: North Carolina Legislative Auditorium, 16 Jones Street, Raleigh, NC WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Law Enforcement, Legislators, Legislative Support Staff,...
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