Pubdate: Sun, 10 Sep 2017
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: 18
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Those involved in the illegal safe injection site in the market are
claiming victory because of the numbers of addicts shooting up there.
Providing addicts a place to administer their drug of choice, plus
clean needles, is only facilitating their addiction, not helping to
solve it. These addicts still have to get money to buy drugs, usually
via criminal activity, and are buying street drugs with no idea of the
quality or risk. There needs to be more efforts to wean addicts off
drugs, which would make their lives better, help our ailing
health-care system and keep citizens and our streets safer.

Larry Comeau


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(Getting people off drugs should always be the goal.)
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