EHRA published the manual on online counseling

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) published the Peer-to-Peer Counselor Manual for Online Counseling. Read more

Inside Castle Craig – the rehab centre helping cryptocurrency addicts

Castle Craig is a rehab centre in Scotland that deals with all kinds of addictions, as well as grief issues, unresolved trauma, eating disorders and self harm. Over the past six years, it has seen more than 100 people with dangerous cryptocurrency problems. Read more

Chatbots battle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Researchers at Johns Hopkins had already been developing chatbots to combat vaccine misinformation when the coronavirus pandemic arrived, giving their work greater urgency. Read more

Connectomics Reveals Role of Dopamine in Cocaine Addiction

Researchers have used advanced technology and mice to study dopamine neuron structure, addiction and the brain’s ability to recover. Read more

Study: Chatbots could help people with substance use disorder avoid relapse

A digital chatbot could be one way to help individuals with substance abuse disorder, according to a new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Read more

First Digital Platform to Track and Prevent Drug Overdoses in Texas Launches

The rate of opioid and other drug overdoses is on the rise in Texas, but there has been no statewide system to collect overdose data—until now. Read more

UBC researchers train computers to predict the next designer drugs

UBC researchers have trained computers to predict the next designer drugs before they are even on the market, technology that could save lives. Read more

Recommendations «Web – outreach for people who use drugs»

Web outreach is a method for contacting, counseling, engaging, and retaining PWUD in harm reduction programs through websites, social networks, messengers, and specialized forums, including darknet platforms. Read more

The Liam Project: Student-led harm reduction initiative launches in memory of a loved one

Two years to the date after their friend died from a drug overdose, three University of Calgary students launched a harm-reduction platform to honour his memory and educate for safer drug use. Read more

New dashboard provides data on recent trends in drug overdoses, utilization of prevention and harm reduction services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched an interactive data dashboard to highlight current trends in drug overdoses among Michigan residents, and to monitor the use of overdose prevention and substance use disorder treatment services. Read more