Is There a Future for Safe Drug Consumption Sites?

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SOURCES:

Cornell Law School: “21 U.S. Code S 856 – Maintaining drug-involved premises.” 

The New York Times: “Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open in New York.”

Filter: “NY Bill to Expand Safe Consumption Sites Advances, With Time Short.”

Gothamist: “After Years Of Delay, NYC Opens First Supervised Injection Sites In US To Fight Opioid Overdoses.”

NYC.gov: “Unintentional Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths Quarter 2, 2021, New York City.”

The City: “When Safe Injection Sites Close, Subway Becomes Next Best Stop.”

NYC.gov: “Overdose Prevention in New York City: Supervised Injection as a Strategy to Reduce Opioid Overdose and Public Injection.”

NPR: “What’s The Evidence That Supervised Drug Injection Sites Save Lives?”

SAMHSA: “Harm Reduction.”

Associated Press: “In pandemic, drug overdose deaths soar among Black Americans.”

The Washington Post: “U.S. surpasses record 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021.”

PHS: “Insite.”

American Journal of Public Health: “Establishment and Enforcement of Operational Rules at an Unsanctioned Safe Drug Consumption Site in the United States, 2014–2020.”

Journal of General Internal Medicine: “Reduced Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalisation with Use of an Unsanctioned Safe Consumption Site for Injection Drug Use in the United States.”

Drug Policy Alliance: “Overdose Prevention Centers.”

Liberation: “N. Carolina communities fight to surpass stale approach to opioid crisis.”

The Body Pro: “Amid Severe Needle Exchange Restrictions in Charleston, WV, Will the HIV Uptick Persist?”

Gotham Gazette: “‘Clear Proof Lives Have Been Saved’: Will New York Expand on First Overdose Prevention Centers?”

Social Work Today: “Addictions Advisor: Supervised Injection Facilities — An Uphill Battle.”

nyassembly.gov: “Legislation Authorizing Safer Consumption Spaces for Supervised Injection Introduced in New York State.”

schumer.senate.gov: “SCHUMER LAUNCHES TWO-PRONGED PLAN TO COMBAT HUDSON VALLEY’S OVERDOSE EPICENTER.”

Cornerstone Family Healthcare: “New Mid-Hudson Outreach Program At HVCS Provides Harm Reduction Services.”

WHYY.org: “Safehouse is in settlement talks with the U.S. Department of Justice.”

WPRI.com: “RI Dept. of Health begins accepting applications for ‘safe-injection’ sites.”

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