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The Rock Bottom Myth

The Rock Bottom Myth

How a misunderstood theory about addiction harms drug users and drug policy. Everyone is familiar with the concept. We see it in movies, books, and on stage. Someone’s life spirals downward until they are struck with a lightning bolt of clarity and begin to…

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Opioid Roundtable with DA Clarke

Opioid Roundtable with DA Clarke

A diverse group of Bronx community leaders gathered with DA Clarke to discuss issues surrounding the opioid crisis and public health.Our CEO and Founder Joyce Rivera was part of an Opioid Roundtable event with Bronx DA Darcel Clarke held at Metropolitan College. The...

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HIV and the Bronx: What We’ve Learned

HIV and the Bronx: What We’ve Learned

"The future is all about education, it is about prevention, and it is about early detection." - Ryan White Program Manager Nando PintoNando Pinto is our Ryan White Program Manager and has been working with the HIV population in the Bronx for years.Article by...

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Drug Policy Doublethink

Drug Policy Doublethink

Why is the government criminalizing the same people it considers to be ill?By Maximilian EyleWhether or not one supports the disease model of addiction, it seems remarkable that the government is admitting in no uncertain terms that they are criminalizing the very...

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Why Narcan Should Be In Every Household

Why Narcan Should Be In Every Household

 In 2018, we distributed over 1,000 free Narcan kits along with anti-overdose trainingPhoto Credit: Governor Tom WolfArticle by Maximilian Eyle         The prohibition of opioids in the United States has been raging for almost a century. The Anti-Heroin Act of 1924...

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