The first government-sanctioned overdose prevention centers in the U.S. did not cause an increase in crime, according to a new study,” writes Vice.

Sam Rivera, executive director of OnPoint, said the results are “exciting” though not surprising considering the OPCs have been used nearly 100,000 times.

“Of course public use has come down because 100,000 times people use with us indoors and not in the community,” he said, adding the OPCs have also collected 2 million units of hazardous waste material, some of which may have ended up in the neighborhoods instead.

He said working with New York police and seeing officers direct drug users to the OPCs instead of arresting them has been “mind blowing.”

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