drugs

Mayor London Breed on Tuesday introduced plans for a drug sobering center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Drug sobering center site announced in South of Market

San Francisco is back on track to open its first ever drug…

 

San Francisco officials plan to put up fencing around Robin Williams Meadow and add additional police patrols on April 20, 2021 to deter would be celebrants of the 4/20 cannabis holiday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City cancels 4/20 event at Golden Gate Park for second year due to COVID-19

Plans for the annual 4/20 celebration at Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s…

 

The City will allocate $1.6 million towards the fentanyl crisis, which would help fund Peer Overdose Prevention Specialists at SROs to provide naloxone and training to their neighbors, as well as monitor wall-mounted naloxone supplies. (Shutterstock)

Fatal drug overdoses on pace to surpass last year’s historic high

Supervisors approve $1.6 million in funding to help address rising deaths

 

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2021 gets off to a deadly start as overdoses continue to climb

The number of fatal drug overdoses last month in San Francisco increased…

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Methamphetamines (Sophia Valdes/SF Weekly)

New search launched for meth sobering center site

Pandemic put project on pause but gave health officials time to plan a better facility

Methamphetamines (Sophia Valdes/SF Weekly)
A safe injecting site would give clients access to clean needles and paraphernalia, and provide medical supervision and Narcan to prevent overdoses. (Nuala Bishari/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will the Biden Administration help or hinder plans to open safe consumption sites in SF?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed…

A safe injecting site would give clients access to clean needles and paraphernalia, and provide medical supervision and Narcan to prevent overdoses. (Nuala Bishari/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It’s free to obtain and be trained to administer Narcan, which could save someone who has overdosed on fentanyl.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

You could save your neighbor’s life

Narcan reverses fatal effects of overdosing

It’s free to obtain and be trained to administer Narcan, which could save someone who has overdosed on fentanyl.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)

‘Magic mushrooms’ moving into the mainstream

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics could follow several different paths

Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)
State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sen. Wiener wants California to decriminalize psychedelics

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco said for the first time…

State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A survey of homeless residents found many have had bad experiences with enclosed shelters and would prefer sanctioned tent encampments, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: ‘Revolving door’ system for homeless focuses too much on short-term assistance

Advocates argue for longer-term emphasis on housing, treatment and stability

A survey of homeless residents found many have had bad experiences with enclosed shelters and would prefer sanctioned tent encampments, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Packages of syringes with needles sit next to portable sharps containers at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Inside Glide’s safe injection site simulation

Mayor London Breed and community members got a look at what a…

Packages of syringes with needles sit next to portable sharps containers at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A coroner's report revealed that Carrie Fisher had drugs in her system at her time of death -- news that wasn't a surprise to her daughter and brother. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s body at time of death

Judy Garland. Jimi Hendrix. Elvis Presley. John Belushi. Michael Jackson. Amy Winehouse.…

A coroner's report revealed that Carrie Fisher had drugs in her system at her time of death -- news that wasn't a surprise to her daughter and brother. (Courtesy photo)

SF man gets six years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

A San Francisco resident was convicted Wednesday of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine…

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows

Solving intractable problems in an urban environment like the Tenderloin takes some…

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows
Buying drugs on the streets of San Francisco is easier than going through a Jack in the Box drive-through. (Courtesy photo)

A drug run in the slow lane

It’s been a while since I’ve taken anyone on a drug run.…

Buying drugs on the streets of San Francisco is easier than going through a Jack in the Box drive-through. (Courtesy photo)
Selma Blair was in control on June 6 in New York at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Selma Blair freaks out on plane

It sounds like a scene from a movie she could have been…

Selma Blair was in control on June 6 in New York at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee faces criticism for opposing supervised injection facilities

From a needle exchange program to supporting the distribution of naloxone to…

Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco International Airport (Mike Koozmin/ 2013 S.F. Examiner)

SFO security screeners indicted on drug smuggling, fraud charges

A trio of security screeners were busted allegedly allowing undercover agents at…

San Francisco International Airport (Mike Koozmin/ 2013 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed hopes to install a large theatre marquee on the famed Fillmore Auditorium in celebration of the area's diverse history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Fillmore marquee act: Proposed signage to highlight iconic music venue

Among San Francisco’s most storied and iconic cultural institutions is the Fillmore…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed hopes to install a large theatre marquee on the famed Fillmore Auditorium in celebration of the area's diverse history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)