Justice Department Tries to Block First U.S. Supervised Injection Site
Justice Department lawyers argued in federal court last week against the planned opening of the nation’s first supervised injection site in Philadelphia, NPR reports.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.