San Francisco is considering opening the first “supervised injection site” in the nation, a place where addicts can bring their own drugs and inject them under the care of a trained medical staff.
San Francisco workers reportedly collect more than 287,000 syringes from streets and alleys each month. The move aims to reduce the number of overdoses and infections that spread through shared needles.
But skeptics say the city would be enabling drug users. According to a statement by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the plan would violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Anyone using such sites could face prosecution as it would be against federal law. So would supervised injection sites enable drug users or would it help them seek care?
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