Boston Nonprofit Plans To Open A Room For Supervised Heroin Highs

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A room with a nurse, some soft chairs and basic life-saving equipment. Together, this is the latest tool a group of local doctors and nurses plans to create to fight the state’s opiate epidemic.

Though it doesn’t have all the funding yet, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program  (BHCHP) plans to open the so-called “safe space,” where heroin users could ride out a high under medical supervision, at the beginning of next year at the corner of Mass. Ave and Albany Street.

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