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A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

, by Emily Land

A small pilot study found that meth use may increase inflammatory activity in the rectal mucosa of both HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. Read More

Are Poppers a Risk to My Sobriety?

Are Poppers a Risk to My Sobriety?

, by David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW

Should people in recovery stop using poppers? David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW weighs in. Read More

Can I use poppers if I’m in drug treatment? Advice from a substance use counselor

Can I use poppers if I’m in drug treatment? Advice from a substance use counselor

, by Jeremy Prillwitz

Jeremy Prillwitz, MA, CATC gives his perspective on how poppers might fit into a person’s harm reduction plan. Read More

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

, by Emily Land

Syringe access programs combat the spread of infectious diseases among people who use injection drugs, improve participant health, and increase linkage to social services including drug treatment. Read More

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

, by Emily Land

Heavy and frequent use of marijuana increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but people who smoked occasionally did not have this increased risk. Read More