are safe injection sites a good idea?

  1. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    are safe injection sites a good idea?

    should we be giving junkies safe places to get high or do we need to do something different?

  2. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    It appears to me that we are facilitating the problem.  In fact, the solution sounds like a total misstatement of the original problem. The problem is the person is addicted to illegal substances.  The problem is NOT that the person needs a safe place to use the substances.  By providing such facilities we are sending the message that his behavior is okay and we will tolerate it as long you as do it in a safe place.  If you are going to give help, offer the kind that gets rid of the addiction and helps the person back on their feet...don't perpetuate the problem by facilitating the duration of it.  Why should I quit or attempt to quit if you are going to provide me a nice place to continue my habit? WB