Is Supervised Injection Right For Ithaca?

Sep 20, 2016

Downtown Ithaca.
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You probably heard about the supervised injection site Ithaca proposed last winter; a place where people could inject heroin more safely. Vancouver, British Columbia has had supervised injection since 2003, although it remains a political hot potato. 

 Crystal Sarakas spoke to John Barry of the Southern Tier AIDS Program. STAP had a  handing in creating the Ithaca Plan. She also spoke to New York State Senator Tom O’Mara, who has opposed the supervised injection site. The group started their conversation (audio below) after listening to a piece from the Vancouver site (you can hear that story if you click here). 

This conversation is part of the WSKG News special The Rush: Digging Into Addiction.