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News in Review - December 2016 ​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts

Giving free drugs to addicts seems like an oxymoron, but a controversial program in Vancouver is doing just that. The Crosstown Clinic allows addicts to get access to safe pharmaceutical-grade heroin and the tools to allow them to use without the risk of overdose, crime or infection. The program permits users to function in fairly normal lives, but it’s not ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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The Fifth Estate Staying Alive: Canada's Controversial Safe Injection Site

It has been called "an abomination" by a minister of Stephen Harper's government. Its staff members claim it "saves lives." A regular client calls it "a community centre for junkies." Whatever you might call it, Insite is the only one of its kind in North America – a supervised injection site for drug addicts. Insite, located in Vancouver's notorious Downtown ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013