SEATTLE OFFICIAL ‘WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE’ PROVIDING HEROIN TO ADDICTS AT MOBILE SAFE INJECTION SITE

A council member in Seattle is floating the possibility of providing heroin users with taxpayer subsidized drugs for use at the city’s proposed mobile safe injection van.

Lawmakers in Seattle are currently debating the best way to set up a safe injection site for those in the city suffering from drug addiction. Officials proposed using a mobile van at a council meeting Thursday, which would serve as an injection site before returning to a secure area in the city every night. They compared the safe injection van to a medical RV, but said it would be much larger, containing space for consumption booths and recovery areas, reports MyNorthwest.com.

The proposed safe injection van is estimated to cost taxpayers more than $4 million. Turning heads, however, is an idea discussed by Council member Sally Bagshaw that suggests providing addicts with heroin at the safe injection site. 

“I hear from some of my most vocal opponents, that they don’t want their tax money going into buying drugs for people,” said Bagshaw, according to MyNorthwest.com. “But I have heard of some other models where drugs are provided. And that’s a public safety model. Because those who may not have the money to buy drugs are not breaking and entering to obtain whatever they need to buy whatever it is they are using. I would like to explore this. Not to say we are going to land anywhere on the issue. But part of what we are trying to do is reduce crime as well.”

While there is currently no active proposal to subsidize drug use in the city, Bagshaw said Seattle officials should consider investigating the viability of such a policy.

Drug overdose deaths surged in 2016 by 21 percent, claiming more than 64,000 lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase is driven primarily by opioids like heroin and fentanyl, which claimed 42,249 lives in 2016, a 28 percent increase over the roughly 33,000 lives lost to opioids in 2015.

Deaths from synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which is roughly 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, experienced a particularly dramatic increase, more than doubling from 9,580 lives in 2015 to 19,413 lives in 2016.

The epidemic is contributing to declining life expectancy in the U.S., officials say. Life expectancy dropped for the second consecutive year in 2016 for the first time since an outbreak of influenza in 1962 and 1963.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/09/seattle-officials-float-free-heroin/

Views: 61

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Kind of off topic, but I find it weird that marijuana from the dispensaries have like a 72 hour waiting period before product is sold when it arrives from source. I guess dispensaries kind of have pre-legal buying hours similar to what stoners had to wait for from their source to pick up. 

Any of these people ever hear of methadone? 

RSS

 

 

Latest Activity

Diana posted photos
20 minutes ago
Diana posted videos
58 minutes ago
Thomas Less posted a blog post

Daily Verse

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. — …See More
1 hour ago
Phyllis Maka posted blog posts
2 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"Funny ds. But true. sooner than"I Do" is said your done for, and a licence is issued to you (to practice,-marriage.) Its a contract with unfavourable conditions and no expiry date. "
3 hours ago
Deep Space commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"Doug Stanhope: "Oh honey! Our relationship is so great! We need to get the government involved!""
4 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"A marriage 'license' invites 3rd party into union of 2. Yes, the state is your big brother and dictates what you can or not do."
4 hours ago
cheeki kea favorited Richard Barboza's video
4 hours ago
Deep Space commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"Doug Stanhope's message to gay people on marriage: "Get the right to get married. But once you do, don't do it.""
4 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"A marriage licence is the last thing that anyone should want these days. Rejoicing could be muted when they realise the've been scammed, by unthought implications."
5 hours ago
cheeki kea replied to Old Denmark's discussion Careful what you wish for: ThinkProgress gets censored by Facebook fact-checkers
"ha ha, the've gone into overdrive."
5 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"Few months ago the board of company directors pretending to be the parliament, legalized homosexual marriages. I have seen all dykes and poofters rejoicing.  "
5 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Less Prone's blog post It’s Official: The FBI Classifies Peaceful American Protestors as “Terrorists”
"Shows what we're all up against, but theres hope, strategic Truth Leaders will arrive and the heat will be turned up. Chelsea Manning is out and about in my city now. She will be talking about Transgender issues- yeah right."
5 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Old Denmark's discussion Careful what you wish for: ThinkProgress gets censored by Facebook fact-checkers
5 hours ago
Less Prone posted blog posts
7 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Less Prone's blog post They bear the responsibility that my daughter Ebba is dead
"The sick state of the Swedish society is further revealed by vandalizing of Ebba's grave, the poor soul. It wasn't enough to brutally kill a kind girl who had her life ahead with high hopes. Says Ebba's mother: "They had broken…"
8 hours ago
Fat Freddys Cat commented on Deep Space's blog post LEFTISTS ACCUSE FRANK OZ OF HOMOPHOBIA FOR SAYING BERT, ERNIE NOT GAY
"You need to be politically correct Chris, i believe the label you are seeking is "Turdburglingfudgepackers""
8 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters commented on Phyllis Maka's blog post Pope Francis ROBBING THE POOR IS HIS GAME
"This bedroom looks like a crypt to me...."
8 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Phyllis Maka's blog post UN WHO file reveals dual purpose of Vatican eugenics vaccines
8 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2018   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted