Harm reduction is a heated topic in the substance use disorder and recovery world right now. We share this episode of Slate’s daily news podcast What Next, done in collaboration with weekly public radio program This American Life, that takes a deep dive into a powerful harm reduction resource developed by community members for community members: the Never Use Alone hotline.
Read Slate’s print version here.
This American Life: The Call – What Next | Daily News and Analysis
As the opioid overdose crisis continues, a group of volunteers started a hotline with one mission—not to encourage people to go to rehab, not even to discourage them from using—just to keep them alive for one more day.
A collaboration with This American Life.
- Stephen Murray, paramedic and overdose researcher at Boston Medical Center.
- Jessie, a registered nurse who answers calls on the Never Use Alone hotline.
- Kimber, a caller to the hotline.