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D.C. Harm Reduction Programs Get Cash Injection
"...has AIDS, the daily reports. Under the Barr amendment, harm reduction programs like anonymous needle exchange – which allows..."

Jan. 9, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Harm Reduction Hits the Capitol
Bill seeks to bring needle exchange programs out of the shadows
"...use of illegal drugs and are considered drug paraphernalia, harm reduction programs, such as a needle exchange, are often..."

April 11, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Opinion: Drug Use Is the Reality for Millions. There Are Ways to Make It Safer.
A paramedic and harm reductionist highlights resources in Austin to reduce risks associated with using drugs
"...Our focus urgently needs to shift to one of harm reduction – people use drugs, so how can we..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Column by Claire Zagorski

Needle-Exchange Pilot Stung by Prick
Bexar D.A. thumbs her nose at new law to reduce drug addiction and disease
"...73-year-old lay chaplain Bill Day, of the Bexar Area Harm Reduction Coalition, which runs the area's relatively undercover needle-exchange..."

May 23, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Opiate Overdoses on the Rise
Heroin and prescription drugs claiming lives
"...ability to tell itself to breathe," says Meghan Ralston, harm-reduction coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance. "It's slow, it's..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

2013 Politics Gift Guide Part II
Ideas for the armchair pundit
"...the press. $50.99. – B.W. First Do No Harm..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature

Reefer Roundup: 12/30/11
Your drug war news
"...a reinstatement of the ban. That's right, a proven harm-reduction strategy will again be subject to federal ban...."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Abuse Is Bad, but War Is Far Worse
"...the drug war's historical precedent, European countries are embracing harm reduction, a public health alternative based on the principle..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...dangerous legislation that would penalize dance clubs that provide harm-reduction education and water designed to prevent Ecstasy-related heatstroke, a..."

March 21, 2003 Column

Opinion: The War on Drugs Got It Wrong
“No one is disposable,” writes David Johnson of Grassroots Leadership
"...the criminal justice system; locking me in a cage harmed me and drove me further away from wellness. My..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Column by David Johnson

County Approves Budget That Allocates for New Jail
$6.6 million going toward facility preconstruction
"...Daugherty to express his extreme displeasure with the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, which is opening the center, for clean..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

A Small Step
Texas Lege allows anyone to get a prescription for Naloxone
"...conversation with the Austin-Travis County Medical Director's office. Austin's Harm Reduction Coalition has distributed it under the table since..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Season of Risk
What can be done to stop the rising rate of HIV in Austin?
"...withheld by request, was well-versed in safer sex and harm-reduction practices. Then, after attending a conference in the fall..."

May 22, 2015 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed Is Afraid of Needles
Bexar D.A. scuttles life-saving needle-exchange program
"...officials to establish a one-for-one anonymous hypodermic-needle-exchange-program – a harm reduction program that seeks to reduce the spread of..."

Oct. 9, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Needle-Exchange Bill Barely Hanging On
State Rep. Dianne White Delisi all but kills legislation that would let local health departments establish one-for-one anonymous needle-exchange programs
"...a one-for-one anonymous hypodermic-needle-exchange program. Needle exchange is a harm-reduction program that seeks to reduce the spread of communicable..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Marijuana busts clog the justice system, and UT students want to "equalize" pot and alcohol penalties
"...According to a new study in the Harm Reduction Journal, the war on drugs has increasingly focused..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

About AIDS
"...of choice. The model for Journey is one of harm reduction which accepts any reduction in harm associated with..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Column

Cool off, this red, hot summer with some sweet, sticky babes
"...AUSTIN HARM SHOPPING PARTY BENEFIT 100% of the proceeds during these..."

July 27, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
" "K2" or "Spice," doesn't mean researchers have proven harm; they haven't. Yet if these folks have their way,..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reefer Madness: Green Alert
"These people are armed; they're dangerous ... violent criminal terrorists," says drug czar John Walters.
"...a "failure" and calling for the creation of a harm-reduction approach to drug policy -- reframing the issue as..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Raves for Marc Savlov's recent article on Ecstasy.
"...his failure to include any of the mass of harm-reduction information that he must have encountered does a great..."

June 23, 2000 Column

On The Lege
Knocking Out Hate
"...drug users as part of HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis "harm-reduction" programs. Under the bill, the programs also would provide..."

March 19, 1999 News Column

Opinion: How to Win at Homelessness
A young adult with lived experience in homelessness argues that Save Austin Now’s push to criminalize destitution is short-sighted
"...have to bother with safe injection sites or other harm reduction strategies. You can choose a camp with queer..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Column by Summer Wright

Working Overtime to Provide for Unhoused Neighbors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
All shall be fed
"...the bathroom, wash their hands, and receive first-aid and harm-reduction supplies. TOOF is also distributing grocery bags of food..."

April 3, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

" Drug Arrests: The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Harm Reduction Alliance, Grassroots Leadership, and UT Law Civil Rights..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Qmmunity: Let’s Get Political
Guiding the city’s Queer Commission, plus cherry-picked events to queer your week
"...out a class with Sanctuary Yoga, trainings from Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, complimentary on-site acupuncture, and jaw-dropping giveaways from..."

March 1, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Wright House Rebrands to Include Sexual Health Clinic
All's well that ends well at ASHwell
"...and other quality of life services like housing and harm reduction support. By creating a treatment space where patients..."

Dec. 12, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Walk-In Walk-Out
County commissioners change course on substance abuse treatment funding
"...but talked about working with them and the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, which plans to open the center; Eckhardt..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Gay Place
A slow week, but there's still fun to be had
"...putting together community kits. Sun., Aug. 7, 6pm. Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, 1115 E. 12th."

Aug. 5, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Playback: Mineral Reunites
Emo pioneers Mineral return
"...the Austin Cajun Aces and longtime volunteer in the harm reduction community, says the meeting isn't to guilt-trip drug..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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