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Kensington Storefront workers facing the opioid crisis head-on: ‘We need more help’ from the city results

Jun. 6, 2018 11:20 am

Kensington Storefront workers facing the opioid crisis head-on: ‘We need more help’ from the city

An estimated 80 to 130 people visit the public art-making space per day, but certified recovery specialists are scarce. Reps from Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and Mural Arts say help is on the way.
Philly racked up over 1,200 fatal drug overdoses in 2017 results

Apr. 25, 2018 10:41 am

Philly racked up over 1,200 fatal drug overdoses in 2017

"We are experiencing a tragedy far surpassing the AIDS epidemic at its worst," said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.
In Philly’s recovery community, a bias against those taking medication to treat opioid addiction purpose

Apr. 17, 2018 12:55 pm

In Philly’s recovery community, a bias against those taking medication to treat opioid addiction

"The stigma on addicts is bad enough, but to have a stigma on people taking medication is even worse."
SOL Collective isn’t waiting for a safe injection site to aid those with opioid addiction method

Feb. 6, 2018 9:34 am

SOL Collective isn’t waiting for a safe injection site to aid those with opioid addiction

Meet the volunteer group distributing Narcan and other life-saving items in order to "move towards a safer and more compassionate Philadelphia."
What’s missing from the conversation about safe injection sites: drug users’ voices method

Jan. 24, 2018 1:55 pm

What’s missing from the conversation about safe injection sites: drug users’ voices

"This is a very top-down process, and that doesn't always reflect what's best for drug users," said one harm reduction activist. Inside the fight to quell the city's opioid addiction crisis.
Drexel’s Urban Innovation Fellows are tackling workforce development and public health people

Nov. 17, 2017 9:52 am

Drexel’s Urban Innovation Fellows are tackling workforce development and public health

The three inaugural fellows — Michael O'Bryan, Priya Mammen and Chris Spahr — will be working with Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation for the next three to six months.
Joanna Otero-Cruz takes on Gurney Street people

Jul. 31, 2017 6:27 am

Joanna Otero-Cruz takes on Gurney Street

From nonprofits to city government, the Fairhill native has spent her career working with at-risk communities. Right now, she's focused on cleaning up the notorious hub for the city’s opioid epidemic.
Here’s how the city will take care of those displaced by the Conrail tracks cleanup method

Jul. 25, 2017 12:58 pm

Here’s how the city will take care of those displaced by the Conrail tracks cleanup

Billy Penn has the details on how Philly will help the people who lived along Gurney Street, most of whom are dealing with homelessness and substance use disorders.
Why Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana prefers its acronym results

Feb. 7, 2017 12:50 pm

Why Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana prefers its acronym

Health center LCH has historically serviced Kennett Square's large population of Latino farm workers, but its staff wants you to know they don't turn anyone away.
This overdose prevention newsletter from 1999 is still relevant purpose

Jan. 25, 2017 10:00 am

This overdose prevention newsletter from 1999 is still relevant

Though the details of the Fall 1999 issue of Harm Reduction Coalition's newsletter may be out of date, the issues raised inside are as current as ever.

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