drug addiction

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Drug abuse with people sharing the same syringe
Drug abuse with people sharing the same syringe

No, Safe Injection Sites Aren’t Safe

Tuesday New York City opened two safe injection sites in a bid to prevent overdose deaths, which have skyrocketed in America. Here’s why it’s a bad idea. Read More ›
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Seattle skyline with Mount Rainier in the background during sunset.
Seattle skyline with Mount Rainier in the background during sunset.

Dead Body Found in Porta Potty in Seattle Park

Despite grisly scenes such as this, or the recent report that the U.S. has surpassed 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the span of a year, cities like New York City and Seattle continue to pursue failed policies to combat homelessness and drug addiction. Read More ›
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close up of addict woman and drug syringes
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The Real Zombie Apocalypse

The likelihood of a zombie apocalypse like the ones portrayed in movies and TV shows is slim to say the least, but in the slums of some of America's largest cities, it seems the apocalypse is already upon us. Only it's not a virus or a curse turning people into walking shells of their former selves – it's drug addiction. Read More ›
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The Homelessness Crisis is a Drug Addiction Crisis

"The word 'homeless' is really a propaganda word designed to trick your brain into thinking that this is a problem of poverty," says Michael Shellenberger. "And progressives have done a real disservice to people suffering from addiction by mis-describing them as people that are somehow suffering from high rents." Read More ›
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skid row in los angeles, california
skid row in los angeles, california

The Invisible Asylum

The story of American deinstitutionalization has become familiar. In a long arc—from President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963 to the present—federal and state governments dismantled mental asylums and released the psychiatrically disturbed into the world. Read More ›
Photo by Michael Longmire
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“Safe Injection Sites” Aren’t Safe, Effective or Wise. Just Ask Canadians

If you've never heard of "safe injection sites" — public facilities for drug users to consume heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine under the supervision of medical staff — you probably will soon. In cities such as Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, drug legalization activists have launched a campaign to create such sites. Read More ›
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Unconscious on the Street
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The Harm in “Harm Reduction”

As cities in the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and Seattle, consider opening their own safe-injection sites, they should understand the full consequences of these practices. Read More ›
Photo by Michael Longmire
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Wuhan’s Other Epidemic

Most know that the Chinese city is the source of the coronavirus — but not that it also fuels America’s deadly fentanyl epidemic. Read More ›
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Chaos by the Bay

An odd pattern has emerged in San Francisco as the city responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. The world of the well-off has become tightly restricted by public quarantine orders, and the world of the poor increasingly resembles that of Mad Max — lawless, crime-ridden, and devoid of functioning authority. Read More ›