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    Insanity is rising...

    Drug overdoses are a major public health crisis in the United States. More than 70,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses in 2017, with most of those deaths related to opioids.
    In response to the crisis, a number of cities have considered opening safe injection sites for drug users. Safe injection sites are places where addicts can use drugs under the supervision of trained professionals who can make sure they have clean needles, give them addiction recovery counseling and provide potentially lifesaving medical help in the case of an overdose.
    There are currently no formal safe injection sites in the U.S., but the push to establish them cleared a major legal hurdle last week when a judge ruled that a proposed site in Philadelphia would not violate federal law. Other major cities such as Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and New York have considered opening their own locations.
    Safe injection sites exist in at least 10 countries. Canada has more than 40 locations, though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s main challenger in this month’s election has called the policy “terrible.”
    Why there’s debate:

    Advocates for safe injection sites believe they save lives by limiting the risks that come along with drug use. If people with drug problems are going to use anyway, some argue, it makes sense to provide them with a safe venue to do it.
    Studies from other countries suggest that the sites reduce HIV and hepatitis C transmission, increase the likelihood that a drug user will seek addiction treatment and — most important — decrease fatal overdoses. One large site in Vancouver has reportedly had more than 3.6 million clients inject illicit drugs under supervision by nurses since opening in 2003, without a single overdose death.
    Opponents of the sites argue they perpetuate addiction by removing some of the challenges that might push people out of the lifestyle. They worry about an increase in crime in the areas around the sites, since users still have to purchase their own drugs. There is also skepticism about how effective the sites can be, given the limited number of people they are able to help and the massive scale of the epidemic.
    What’s next:

    Some of the cities that were considering opening safe injection sites may have been waiting for the court case in Philadelphia to be resolved before moving forward. President Trump’s Justice Department is staunchly opposed to the sites and is expected to appeal the decision.
    Perspectives

    Advocates
    The sites bring numerous benefits

    “An abundance of public health research shows that supervised injection sites prevent overdose deaths, do not increase drug use or crime, and decrease dropped syringes in their vicinity.” — Editorial, Philadelphia Inquirer
    Safe injection sites allow drug users to be treated like human beings

    “Within the walls of a safe injection site, people don’t just get protection from an overdose; they regain, at least momentarily, the dignity of safety and self-respect.” — Michelle Chen, NBC News
    The sites could protect users who may not know what they’re injecting

    “The number of dead is continuing to climb as people overdose on heroin laced with fentanyl. … That’s where safe injection sites would come in. At more than 90 such locations in Europe and elsewhere, if someone overdoses at one of these sites, a health worker or other first responder quickly administers an antidote.” — Editorial, Scientific American
    Safe injection sites save lives

    “...studies have shown that supervised injection sites can drive down fatal overdoses. No one has ever died in one of these sites because there’s someone there standing by if somebody does overdose.” — Nina Feldman, NPR
    A ‘tough on crime’ approach has been proven over and over to be ineffective

    “We’ve spent a hundred years telling these people to go away, to live on the margins, to do this procedure in egregious situations in the most unsafe places in cities. … These places acknowledge the existence of these people.” — Darwin Fisher, a Canadian safe injection site manager, to Governing
    Opponents
    Safe injection sites perpetuate drug addiction

    “Injection sites normalize intravenous drug abuse, encourage a horrible addiction, and let down the people who suffer from it. Promoters of these sites offer addicts little but failure — medical safety at the time of injection but, overall, mere complicity in a nightmarish cycle of addiction leading to death.” — Andrew Lelling, Boston Globe
    Crime would spike in the areas around the sites

    “A safe injection site wouldn’t supply the drugs, and so users would still be doing whatever they have to to score a hit, including theft and prostitution for many. We doubt those living and working in the neighborhoods where safe injection sites would be located would welcome the threat to public safety.” — Editorial, Boston Herald
    Methods that don’t condone drug use should be used to fight the opioid crisis

    “That is not the way to end the opioid crisis. Americans struggling with addiction need treatment and reduced access to deadly drugs. They do not need a taxpayer-sponsored haven to shoot up.” — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, New York Times
    The sites can help only a small number of people

    “One problem with supervised consumption sites may come down to scale. The sites have limits in where and when they’re open, how many people they can serve at once, and whom they serve. For a city dealing with potentially thousands of people using drugs — many of whom use drugs multiple times a day — the sites don’t have enough reach to help a lot of the population.” — German Lopez, Vox
    The sites could be a slippery slope leading to government programs providing heroin to addicts

    “While safe injection sites are designed to provide a medically-supervised location for drug use, that doesn’t solve the problem of drugs laced with deadly chemicals like fentanyl. The question then becomes whether that could lead to state-sponsored distribution of heroin to counter that epidemic.” — Jason Rantz, KTTH, Seattle

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    Advocates for safe injection sites believe they save lives by limiting the risks that come along with drug use. If people with drug problems are going to use anyway, some argue, it makes sense to provide them with a safe venue to do it.
    wow, well rapist is going to rape anyway, why not give them a safe place to do it, it would reduce the risk and possibly save lives by providing beds and refreshments... good grief!
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    They're going to break in and steal from people anyway, should we just deliver whatever they want of ours to their houses? It could save lives.




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    what complete IDIOT dreamed this up.... unless such sites are going to facilitate overdosing, (and thereby decrease, and possibly eliminate the addict population at least temporarily), then once again, the unlimited stupidity of the "let them do whatever they want" liberal has reared it's head and proposes to shove that stupidity down the throats of the remainder of the population, because, as we all know, the LIBERAL KNOWS BEST!!!!


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    Dope and how to deal with it isn't the only health problem in the country.
    It all goes back to 'doing the right thing' instead of what little johnny and susie are doing. We (as a nation) threw morals out the window and religion out of the classroom in one fell swoop and things went downhill from there and now we (as a country) are paying the price and looking for an easy way to pick up the pieces so no one has to take any personal responsibility..

    An example...today's health headlines...it's all connected:
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    cursed Woodstock hippies....... well a lot of them anyway...
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    Like Greybeard, I have always said....this Country started it's downward spiral when God was removed from Schools, the 10 Commandments was condemned, and Jesus was mocked.....there went our Morals and dignity.


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    I blame the feminists, they ruined traditional marriage and family.


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    The War on poverty -
    welfare-
    abortion-
    gimme
    gimme
    gimme
    gimme



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    Quote Originally Posted by m14ed View Post
    The War on poverty -
    welfare-
    abortion-
    gimme
    gimme
    gimme
    gimme
    that about sums it up, Ed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by irpat54 View Post
    that about sums it up, ed...
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    yep!!! that, and Madeline Murray O'Hare...



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    Azzwipe O'Hare and her mentally challenged son, were criminals. I don't think their bodies have ever been found.....


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    Just for the record...It's O'Hair, not O'Hare.

    Yes, the bodies of the 3 O'Hair family members were found, all chopped up on a Texas ranch. murder and mayhem, mayhem and murder....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madaly...ing_and_murder

    One of the worst Texans ever! But she didn't move here till she was in her mid 40s..she was a yankee (what we call a damn yankee here. Yankees visit Texas..damn yankees visit and won't go back home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by greybeard View Post
    Just for the record...It's O'Hair, not O'Hare.

    Yes, the bodies of the 3 O'Hair family members were found, all chopped up on a Texas ranch. murder and mayhem, mayhem and murder....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madaly...ing_and_murder

    One of the worst Texans ever! But she didn't move here till she was in her mid 40s..she was a yankee (what we call a damn yankee here. Yankees visit Texas..damn yankees visit and won't go back home.
    ain't that the TRUTH!!! O'Hair was nothing but a troublemaker, who stirred up s*** just for the fun of it... she claimed to be an atheist, offended by anything relating to any "religion", but by the time she was murdered, she had abandoned atheism and "found GOD".... at least that is the story that was given at the time... biotch definitely got what she deserved, what goes around, comes around...

    I still remember those bumper stickers that were popular in the 1980's.... Welcome to TEXAS... Now GO HOME...


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