Welcome to the Substantive Newsletter, a weekly source for news from Boston’s addiction and recovery communities. I have a bit of a different message t…
Cambridge has taken the region's latest step towards decriminalization of psychedelics, a Boston rapper is speaking out about his story of addiction an…
Boston's municipal neighbor has joined a nationwide movement to destigmatize drugs like psilocybin. The process, though, is and will be complicated
Miles Karter is an underground sensation, telling lyrical stories often full of nods to a life shaped by drugs and America's Drug War
Mass General Hospital is starting new research on medicinal applications of psychedelic drugs, Police Commissioner William Gross has suddenly retired, …
He supported jail diversion programs. He also endorsed the controversial Operation Clean Sweep. Now, William Gross is retiring after a short but busy s…
A pharmaceutical company just announced plans to work with Mass General Hospital on groundbreaking new research. This could be good news for communitie…
Interviews, public comments and legislative actions on addiction reveal common recognition of key issues, but frequent differences in opinions on how B…
New information comes on the Mass and Cass Task Force, new drug policies from Mayoral Candidate Andrea Campbell are turning heads, much more.
Meeting minutes obtained by Substantive reveal how just two appointed members showed up for every meeting over a 10-month span.
President Joe Biden will eventually appoint one of four finalists for the top prosecutorial job in Massachusetts. A look at these individuals reveals a…
Running for mayor, City Councilor Andrea Campbell just published a document of goals drafted in collaboration with advocates on the front lines of Bost…