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San Francisco Mayor Supports ‘Safe Injection Sites’

CBS San Francisco-

San Francisco is now looking to stop addicts from using drugs in the street, opting instead to give them a safe place to shoot up.

The goal for these safe injection sites is to put an end to people doing drugs openly in highly public places, such as BART stations. At these sites–some already exist in cities like Vancouver, British Columbia–trained staff take drug users out of the public eye and seek to get them into treatment.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed says these centers may also help clean up the city’s image. “The conditions of our streets are unacceptable–the needles, people shooting up publicly,” said Breed.

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