Carlyn Zwarenstein

Carlyn Zwarenstein is the author of Opium Eater: the New Confessions, a book about opioid painkillers and pain. She writes about drug policy, evidence in medicine, and social determinants of health. Carlyn is working on her second book, which looks at the concept of dependence and what people need to thrive. @CarlynZwaren

Portugal's Wildly Successful Decriminalization Experiment

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By decriminalizing even “hard” drugs like heroin and cocaine, Portugal drove down HIV rates and overdose deathsand proved beyond a doubt that harm reduction works.

Interactive: Harm Reduction Goes Global

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How a once-radical idea is becoming the norm in country after country.

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