Proposed Bill Would Allow Cities To Create Safe Injection Facilities
Studies have found supervised injection services reduced the overdose frequency and did not increase drug use or crime in the surrounding area.
California Mulls Allowing Safe Spaces For IV Drug Users
A bill in Sacramento would make California the first state in the country where drug users could be provided with a place to inject. The bill's author says the measure is aimed at reducing overdoses and other problems caused by drug abuse. (Lavender, 3/15)
In other news —
Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play
The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theatre students Thursday through Sunday. One of the plays, "Finding Our Way," was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The inmates are in the Out of the Yard program, which is facilitated by the Playwrights Project. The play is a series of reflections along the path of addiction. (Cavanaugh and Ruth, 3/14)