Liberals LOVE ‘helping’ People. Look at their NEWEST program to ‘help’ people!
America’s got a growing opioid problem. It’s Big. How big?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a record 33,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2015. Opioids now kill more people each year than car accidents. In 2015, the number of heroin deaths nationwide surpassed the number of deaths from gun homicides.
Remember that speech Obama gave where he wiped a tear from his eye about opioid deaths and his intention to crack down on the problem? Nope. That was guns… which were tied to the deaths of FEWER people.
Inconvenient truth, that.
Ok so we have this big drug problem. What should we do about it?
Trump’s idea — which he mentioned throughout his campaign — included disrupting drug trade.
Heroin consumed in the US comes mainly from Afghanistan and Mexico, members of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said in Mexico City on Wednesday, March 2. –Business insider
That, together with creating an environment where people can kick-start the American dream again. #MAGA
Others recommend mandatory drug treatment interventions for users.
Seattle has a different plan. (Fair warning: Put your coffee down before you read it.)
Their plan is to give them a ‘safe’ injection site.
Officials in Seattle on Friday approved the nation’s first “safe-injection” sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but necessary response to an epidemic of addiction that is claiming tens of thousands of lives each year.
The sites — which offer addicts clean needles, medical supervision and quick access to drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose — have long been popular in Europe. Now, with the U.S. death toll rising, the idea is gaining traction in a number of American cities, including Boston, New York City and Ithaca, N.Y.
While opponents say the sites promote illegal drug use, supporters say they can keep people alive and steer them toward treatment. They compare supervised injection facilities to the needle exchanges that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s as a way to stanch the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.
“These sites save lives and that is our goal in Seattle/King County,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) said in a statement.
The sites are not currently legal under federal law, according to Kelly Dineen, a professor of health law at Saint Louis University School of Law. A provision of the Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to operate facilities where drugs are used, she said. — Washington Post
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