Bill Would Authorize 8 ‘Safe Injection Sites,’ Which Have Been Found To Reduce Opioid Overdoses
“It’s treating addiction as a public health issue and getting people help rather than criminalizing it,” says the bill's author Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman.
California Bill Creates ‘Safe’ Places To Shoot Heroin, Take Opioids
Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman’s AB 186 would authorize governments in eight counties to test “safe injection sites” in areas with heavy opioid consumption. Adults could bring drugs they had already obtained and use them with clean needles and emergency care available. (Koseff, 4/11)