Harm reduction interventions like syringe service programs and safe
consumption spaces serve many important purposes. First and foremost, they
save lives and reduce the transmission of disease. They also help to build
community among marginalized populations and aid with re...
The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team recently visited
Portland for a presentation and workshop. Currently, MADRelief is on a
national capacity-building and educational tour. They will explain how
natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dange...
This week on Century: award-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling
author Maia Szalavitz discusses effective treatment for opioid use disorder,
and we hear from Anton Luf with the Medical University of Vienna and the
"Check It" service regarding new psychoactive substa...
On this edition of Free Culture Radio, guest Sheila Vakharia, PhD, from the
Office of Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, joins host Doug
McVay for part two of our look at recovery.
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug War Facts
The Mental Health Association of Portland hosted the Oregon Housing
Conference on Supportive Housing in Portland today.
‘Supportive housing’ is housing for people with mental illness
or addiction, usually including on-site clinicians and case workers.
KBOO’s Joe Meye...
RESIDENTS STILL DEALING WITH AFTERMATH OF FLORENCE AS MICHAEL APPROACHES
Even as Hurricane Michael promises to inundate the eastern seaboard,
residents in parts of North Carolina continue to struggle with the aftermath
of Hurricane Florence last month.
KBOO reporter ...
This fall, Multnomah county and Bridges to Change, a local non-profit, will
open a new program dedicated to curbing the disparities for African American
women involved with the Justice system.
The Diane Wade House program "will be the first-of-its-kind transitional
The First Annual Portland Psychedelic Conference is coming up on October
27th, at the Alberta Abbey in Northeast Portland.
KBOO reporter Sam Bouman sat down today with an organizer and two of the
speakers who will be at the conference to find out more.
Doctor Alissa ...
This week on Century of Lies we look at California's Assembly Bill 186, which
would allow the city and county of San Francisco to establish a supervised
consumption facility that would prevent drug overdose deaths. Governor Jerry
Brown has until September 30 to sign the mea...