Supervised Injection Sites Could Open in US

Behavioral Healthcare


A Boston not-for-profit turned heads in April when it opened a safe room where drug users can ride out highs under medical supervision. The Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment, operated under the Boston Health Care for the Homeless program, specifically notes it is not a safe injection facility, therefore, drug-use activity is not permitted on the property.

Such facilities do exist, though, and they could make their way to the United States shortly. As their name implies, safe injection facilities (SIFs), also known as “drug consumption rooms,” provide a location in which users can legally prepare and consume drugs under observation.  


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