Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

“Philadelphia has the highest opioid death rate in comparison to other cities of the United States. More than 1,200 people fatally overdosed in Philadelphia in 2017, one-third more than 2016. Philadelphia recently proposed a safe injection site. Similar safe havens for drugs are operating in Canada, Australia and around Europe.
Proponents see these safe havens as part of a harm-reduction plan to tackle the epidemics of drug overdose deaths and HIV-AIDS. They believe once people get inside such facilities, they can take advantage of treatment and other health care services. Opponents argue that this might lead to increased drug usage and steal funding from better causes as treatment.
What do you think? Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

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