OAKLAND (CBS SF) – While heralding Oakland’s existing needle exchange program for lowering the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C, advocates say it’s simply doesn’t go far enough. 222 more words
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Yesterday, I was handing out Naloxone and a man approached the table
Man: What are these?
Me: Naloxone kits. They are for reversing opiate overdoses. Ya know heroin, opana, stuff like that. 2,502 more words
This post illustrates a petition I started last year on change.org which came to be after I read a shocking and offensive article in Colorado Springs’ The Gazette newspaper, in which the writer discusses the Mayor at that time’s position on the always brought to the floor but always rejected bill, rewritten each time it gets brought before the floor, trying to get a needle exchange program in the City of Colorado Springs, a city boasting nearly 700,000 people. 987 more words
When you explain the concept to people, it is often received with the exact same cry of confusion regardless of personal prejudice. Giving heroin addicts the very needles they will use to sustain their own self destructive habit seems as far away from helping them as giving a pet rat a pile of warfarin with its evening meal. 1,904 more words