Vancouver’s Safe Environment for Drug Addicts

Faced with a horrific drug problem, Vancouver is trying a radical experiment: Let junkies be junkies.

Vancouver’s Safe Environment for Drug Addicts

And Mark Ericson follows up with another article:

Safe injection may save system $14-million


Globe and Mail November 18, 2008 at 9:38 AM EST

Vancouver’s safe-injection site will save the health-care system at
least $14-million and prevent more than 1,000 HIV infections over a
10-year period, according to a new study about the controversial

The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association
Journal, is the latest piece of research to suggest the potential
social benefit of Insite in helping curb substance abuse, and reducing
the spread of hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases. …

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