Fearmongering about crack pipes aims to undermine effective harm reduction policies and safe injection sites

In Politics by Michael Rae

In a sharp break with precedent, the White House has signaled an openness to implement harm reduction strategies to help reduce the scourge of drug overdose deaths. The Justice Department recently told the Associated Press it is “evaluating supervised consumption sites, including discussions with state and local regulators about appropriate guardrails for such sites, as part of an overall approach to harm reduction and public safety.”

Supervised consumption sites are sterile locations where a person can have the drugs they procured on the street tested for potential life-threatening contaminants and can consume them under medical supervision. If the person has an overdose or

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