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Residential Staff Should Be Trained for Opioid Overdose Prevention

Residential Staff Should Be Trained for Opioid Overdose Prevention

By WSN Editorial Board

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Amidst the recent rise in opioid-related deaths, sporadic opioid overdose training is not enough to combat. The university must begin educating its residential life staff on how to deal with opioid overdoses.

Needle Exchanges Are Model of Good Drug Policy

Needle Exchanges Are Model of Good Drug Policy

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The needle exchange program demonstrates a more effective drug policy, one that places treatment and care ahead of punishment and elimination.

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

By Maria Torres, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU researchers predict Colombia will be the next country to experience an AIDS epidemic due to the increased use of heroin.

Recent push for drug policy reform shows inherent racism

Recent push for drug policy reform shows inherent racism

By Richard Shu, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Heroin addiction is getting a lot more attention than crack ever did, and it's because of the difference in race. White heroin victims get more attention on the national news because our society still places the concerns of the white middle class over the black urban poor.

Recent death emphasizes SIF importance in NYC

Recent death emphasizes SIF importance in NYC

February 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  This past Sunday, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his West Village apartment with a hypodermic needle in his arm. We cannot hope to attribute the cause of Hoffman’s death to any avoidable event. What we can do is suggest policies that will protect others from the same fate. It is...