Supervised Drug Injection Sites? New Research in Canada Shows They Reduce HIV, Overdose Deaths, and Even Help Encourage Addicts into Treatment

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May 31, 2007
Tony Newman, Drug Policy Alliance
Huffington Post

What should be done about the millions of people in the United States and around the world who inject heroin and other drugs? For 30-plus years, the U.S. has pushed a "war on drugs" that is more accurately a war on drug users. This war on drugs has not delivered on its promise to keep drugs off our streets or to prevent people from using, but it has filled our prisons beyond capacity and led to far too many cases of HIV/AIDS related to sharing contaminated needles.

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