The city will study whether to set up sites for drug addicts to shoot up safely with $100,000 approved by the City Council Wednesday.
The controversial program known as supervised injection facilities gives addicts a place to use drugs under medical supervision to avoid overdoses or spreading HIV and other diseases.
The study, which will be done by the Health Department, “will assess the feasibility and impact of NYC having a program that provides a safe, clean haven to high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers and will help prevent drug overdoses and disease transmissions,” said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
The money comes from $5.6 million approved to fight AIDS in the current city budget.
I can't wait for the siting hearings for this bright idea!