S4 E3: America’s War on Drugs and Harm Reduction Around the World with Tanagra Melgarejo Pulido


Tanagra Melgarejo Pulido, Director of Capacity Building at the National Harm Reduction Coalition, speaks with host Tammy Kremer about the landscape of harm reduction programs and policies around the world and in the US, with a focus on the impacts of racism and colonization. She explains how harm reduction began with “communities of people who used drugs looking at each other, saying wait a minute, ‘We love each other, we care for each other. We need to build power and we need to work together.’” 

Download the transcript of this episode.


National Harm Reduction Coalition 

Harm Reduction International Conference

The Chicago Recovery Alliance

Positive Women’s Network

Sister Stone 

CAPTC-Related Training and Resources:  

S3 E2: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Harm Reduction Strategies with Jen Jackson

Drugs 101 Series

Harm Reduction Resources 

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Tanagra Melgarejo Pulido was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is a daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Cuba. She leads the National Harm Reduction Coalition’s capacity, building, and technical assistance efforts across the United States and its territories.