The Urbanist

Harm reduction and the ‘war on drugs’

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20 January 2022

Episode 536

30 minutes

We look at some of the organisations and activists promoting the sometimes controversial harm-reduction approach to the issue of drugs in our cities.

20 January 2022

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

‘Light up the Night’

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We speak with author Travis Lupick, whose recent book tells the stories of the activists helping those with addictions to use drugs safely and live with dignity.

13 minutes

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Chapter 2

10 minutes


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Chapter 2

Prevention Point Philadelphia

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We speak with a harm reduction organisation operating in one of Philadelphia’s most impoverished communities.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Supervised drug-injection sites

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Monocle’s New York correspondent Henry Rees-Sheridan explores the controversial new form of addiction treatment that has recently opened in the city.

9 minutes

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