With London handing out 2.5 million needles each yeah, we’re only second to Vancouver with publicly handed out needles. They placed six injection sites set up this year in hopes to lower the rate of HIV and Hep C and lower the overdoses due to injection.
These sites will have nurses and doctors to make sure that each user is using a fresh needle and will even help them inject it so they don’t overdose. Many people including Scott Courtice who works at Intercity community proposes have a integrated site where they do not only go there to get high but they could also go too seek help wither it be with addiction or with mental health.
Marilyn Grant, a recently retired employee from the Centre of Hope is not sure where she stands. She is on the fence but leans towards against it. She explains how finding a location would be difficult because the majority of people are not gonna want that near their house. She also states that by creating these sites we’re letting users injection without and deterrent to stop.
Grant isnt completely against the idea as she believes it would help reduce the amount of used needles on our streets and in our parks while trying to lower HIV and HEP C from spreading.
If you have any opinions about the injections site there will be several meetings being held in September and October.