Pubdate: Wed, 21 Dec 2005
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2005, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Razan Omer
Bookmark: (Heroin)


The city's new proposal to create places for addicts to get clean 
needles and inject safely is a wonderful idea. In doing this, Toronto 
isn't encouraging drug use, but simply looking at the bigger picture. 
Sharing needles and using dirty water puts users at a higher risk of 
contracting HIV, which is an epidemic in today's world. These new 
clean sites will reduce the risk of people contracting a disease. No 
one is going to take up recreational heroin simply because the city 
is handing out needles. Instead, existing addicts can be safe and 
lead better lives in the hope that they will someday check into rehab.

Razan Omer


(It still encourages drug use) 
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