substance use disorder

Xylazine or ‘tranq’ in WA: Rising drug threat or an empty one? 

BY: - August 2, 2023

Paul LaKosky has about $30,000 worth of xylazine test strips sitting in a room next to his office at Tacoma Needle Exchange. The harm reduction group, which hands out clean syringes and other supplies to people who use drugs, has been testing illicit substances for xylazine since February. But LaKosky, the needle exchange’s director, only […]