What you need to know about drug harm reduction programs

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), between May 2020 and April 2021, overdoses exceeded 100,000 nationally for the first time. In New York City, over 2,000 died of a drug overdose in 2020. It was the most deaths since reporting of overdoses began in 2000.

In response, the city is the first in the nation to open overdose prevention centers. Two centers, run by OnPoint NYC, have been opened in Upper Manhattan. Users bring their own drugs, and the centers provide clean needles, counseling and health professionals. These…

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Rod is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University. https://www.youtube.com/c/roderickgraham

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Rod is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University. https://www.youtube.com/c/roderickgraham

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