There is no shortage of shitty prejudices against meth use, yet the rise of queer people experimenting with Tina during sex cannot simply be explained as a death sentence – anyone who has ever done it knows it’s more complex than that Read more

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I lived through the worst years of the AIDS epidemic when nobody wanted to talk about it – once again everybody’s pretending nothing is going on with the explosion of queer people experimenting with crystal meth during sex Read more


Important advice for casual party-drug users taking illegal substances bought on the black market Read more



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in 2016, an estimated 2,300 Canadians died from an overdose. In the US, overdoses now account for more annual deaths than either car accidents or guns. Read more


Court upholds random drug testing policy suggesting a “culture of drug and alcohol use” at the transit provider, but to what extent there’s an issue with vehicle operators is less clear Read more

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"It's not like a genius pill that's going to automatically make you a scholar. It just makes you get your work done a bit faster, allows you to concentrate more." Read more

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Paul Salvatori

"I keep hearing things about safe injections sites here in Toronto and other things that can be done... It needs to happen now. I hate the thought of anyone else, any other mother, experiencing what I'm experiencing right now." Read more

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Both Gavin MacMillan and Carasco Enzo De Jesus were arrested again on January 23, and are now charged with four counts of gang sexual assault and trafficking drugs Read more

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The efforts of harm reduction groups to deal with the rash of opioid overdoses are necessary, but it's hard for me to accept my brother as simply a "drug user" Read more

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"We see so many adverts for cancer awareness on TV – celebrities fundraising, people talking about it. You rarely see people talking about their HIV. It's still dealt with in silence." Read more

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Malone Mullin

Three Toronto needle exchange hot spots, including The Works at Yonge and Dundas, have applied to install injection booths at each facility Read more


Users and sex workers are grandfathers, grandmothers, poets, says Hugh Gibson about workers at Regent Park’s StreetHealth harm-reduction outreach project Read more

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