Pubdate: Tue, 12 Sep 2006
Source: Chilliwack Progress (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 The Chilliwack Progress
Author: Kara Stevens


I am not sure how the rhetoric surrounding "Insite" the supervised
injection site in Vancouver, became a Mailbag topic in Chilliwack, but
I am very disappointed with the negative comments I have seen.  I
recently wrote a report on "Insite", and was very impressed with their
accomplishments.  I am not going to sermonize about "Insite" instead,
I am simply going to recommend that those who would like to make an
informed opinion on the subject visit the Vancouver Coastal Health
Authority website at  For those who are unable to
visit the web site, I leave you with this question:

Which do you consider the better alternative someone who is addicted
to drugs going to a safe, clean environment where he/she receives
counselling, medical attention, and as a result is much more likely to
seek treatment or the same person who going to a back alley to shoot
up using whatever materials are laying around including water that has
been contaminated by urine and feces.
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