In ‘Dope is Death,’ community activists use acupuncture to fight drug addiction

Dope is Death tells the compelling story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur teamed up with the Black Panther Party and the Puerto Rican human rights organization Young Lords to combat the systemic heroin problem in South Bronx in the ’70s and ’80s.

They did this through an unexpected technique: acupuncture.

Their radical harm reduction program was seen as a revolutionary act against the U.S. government at the time. The treatment subdued withdrawal symptoms experienced by drug addicts.

Read the article in Vox Magazine.

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