A Head Start on Stopping Overdose
In the United States, an epidemic of overdoses from heroin and other opioids is front-page news. And while it is becoming more accepted to provide drug users and communities there with access to the overdose antidote naloxone, other nations have been slow to do the same. That’s not the case in Italy, which has made the medicine available over the counter for more than 20 years. What can advocates in countries dealing with their own overdose crises learn from Italy’s experience?
|DRUG POLICY REFORMBusting the Drug Addiction Myth|
Dr. Carl Hart has spent his career studying the effects of drugs on the human brain. The science shows us that a fear-based approach to fighting addiction is misleading and often harmful.
EDUCATION & YOUTH
Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa
A grassroots effort in East Africa is taking a new approach to impact investment in education. The project focuses on improving students’ lives outside of the classroom.
|RIGHTS & JUSTICEOn Venezuela’s Border with Colombia, the Need for Papers Threatens an Indigenous Way of Life|
|The problems facing the indigenous Wayuu people on Venezuela’s border with Colombia underline the need for creative response to documenting citizenship and nationality.|
Mass Incarceration in New York
|In this week’s takeover of Open Society’s Instagram feed, photographer Tomás Mantilla explores mass incarceration as he travels to and from Rikers Island Prison in New York.|