After Years Of Delay, NYC Opens First Supervised Injection Sites In US To Fight Opioid Overdoses

After years of stalled progress, New York City is preparing to open its first overdose prevention centers — otherwise known as supervised injection sites. The two centers, located in East Harlem and Washington Heights, will allow people to use drugs such as heroin under the care of medical professionals, while giving them the option to access addiction treatment and other services.

The nonprofits New York Harm Reduction Educators and the Washington Heights Corner Project, which are merging to form the organization OnPoint NYC, will operate the centers. These are the first government-sanctioned spaces for drug use of this kind in the United States.

Read the article on Gothamist.

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