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Drug-overdose antidote is put in addicts’ hands

Such giveaways may have saved more than 10,000 lives since the first program was started in 1996 in Chicago, according to a survey by the Harm Reduction Coalition, a national group that works to reduce the consequences of drug use.

Opponents say that making the antidote so easily available is an accommodation to drug use that could make addicts less likely to seek treatment.

OK…most of my readers know more about this issue than the so-called “authorities.” What do you think? Will making it available to addicts and their families make folks more likely to get high? I say horsefeathers!

Please read the article before you comment. I’d like to get some reasoned thoughts here, not just knee-jerk reactions.

Drug-overdose antidote is put in addicts’ hands