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Legal and Medical Experts Discuss Alternative Approaches for Aiding Families Struggling With Substance Abuse

Legal and medical experts discussed how to support families struggling with substance abuse in a Tuesday virtual panel jointly hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior and Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.


Material Aid and Advocacy Program

A display for the Material Aid and Advocacy Program sits ready to welcome people to the organization's drop-in space. The Material Aid and Advocacy Program, located in Cambridge, supports people living in poverty or experiencing homelessness.


Jason B. Silverstein

Jason B. Silverstein is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School who has studied and written about opioid use. He advocates for harm reduction measures such as making Narcan available in public places.


Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart, a Divinity School graduate, is the director of First Church Shelter in Cambridge. He would like to see Harvard increase its involvement in responding to the overdose crisis.


Fahedur Fahed

Fahedur Fahed '22 has volunteered at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter for eight years. Fahed carries Narcan with him so that he is prepared to respond to overdoses.


Panelists Advocate for Psychedelics Decriminalization in Law School Webinar

Panelists advocated for the decriminalization of psychedelics to an audience of more than 200 people during a Wednesday webinar hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.


City Council Introduces Facial Recognition Ban Bill at Summer Meeting

The Cambridge City Council took the first step to pass an amendment to its surveillance ordinance to ban the use of facial recognition city-wide during its annual summer meeting Tuesday.


AODS Launches ‘Substance Literacy Project’ to Increase Student Awareness and Knowledge

Administrators from the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services have launched a campaign to raise awareness around drugs and alcohol on Harvard’s campus through Instagram and Facebook posts and signs around campus.


Sackler Protest

A crowd gathers in front of Lamont Library on Friday afternoon to protest the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. The Sackler is being scrutinized for being a leading cause of the opioid epidemic.


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