Supervised injection sites could stop untold opioid-related deaths

With hundreds of successful examples across Europe, Australia, and Canada, the potential for safe rooms stateside is real
Vice (US)
Friday, December 1, 2017

insite kitIn addition to the legal issues, the heavy stigma around heroin and other opioids driving the nation's overdose crisis can push individuals into the shadows where they are most vulnerable. Officially, at least 91 die people every day from opioid overdose nationwide, a number that likely undershoots the true total due to underreporting. Aiming to stem the ever-rising number of deaths is a push for supervised injection facilities, spaces where people can test their drugs, use them in a clean and safe area, and access medical and addiction services if necessary or desired.