Argument: Needle exchanges often have open drug injections outside

Issue Report: Needle exchanges


Toni Meyer. “Making the case for opposing needle exchange”. New Jersey Family Policy Council. November 16, 2007: “Increased, Open, Injection drug Use in Areas surrounding NEP’s due to influx of users. In Downtown Eastside (Vancouver BC), police estimate there are 7,500 to 8,000 addicts, and users shoot up on the streets because the injection site has waits of up to 45 minutes5. More police had to be assigned to the area to try and minimize the number of users who were shooting up outside the NEP area.”