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Tag Archives: harm reduction

Synthetic marijuana, K2, and spice, oh my! What are they, and why are they dangerous?

Synthetic marijuana, K2, and spice, oh my! What are they, and why are they dangerous?

, by Emily Land

Craig Smollin, a medical toxicologist and the co-director of the California Poison Control System in San Francisco spoke to BETA about spice, K2, and other synthetic street drugs—to let our community know, what’s the danger? And, what can we do to be safer? Read More

Graduation Art Show Depicts Journey to Health

Graduation Art Show Depicts Journey to Health

, by Emily Land

Self-expression took center stage as Stonewall clients shared poetry and photography representing their changing relationships with drugs and alcohol. Read More

Can I Breastfeed My Baby if I Have HIV?

Can I Breastfeed My Baby if I Have HIV?

, by Emily Land

Although it is not recommended that HIV-positive women breastfeed their babies, some clinicians advocate for a harm-reduction approach for women who want to. Read More

User-Driven Syringe Exchange is Best Model to Reduce HIV and Hepatitis C

User-Driven Syringe Exchange is Best Model to Reduce HIV and Hepatitis C

, by Emily Land

There are clear benefits to syringe access programs that allow users to control their needle use. Read More

Re-Learning to Drink

Re-Learning to Drink

, by Emily Land

When alcohol permeates every part of our social world, how hard is it to cut down? Read one man’s journey to partial abstinence. Read More