Podcast: A visit to Vancouver’s safe injection site

Overdose deaths in the United States have risen rapidly during the pandemic. It’s a trend largely driven by the proliferation of fentanyl.

In California, the push to save lives and stop the aftermath has prompted some activists and politicians to propose safe injection sites — places where people can inject drugs with clean needles without fear of arrest. There is already such a site in San Francisco.

But in Vancouver, Canada, there is one neighborhood that has been home to a safe injection site for almost 20 years. In today’s episode we visit them.

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Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustave Arellano

Guest: Anita Chabria, LA Times columnist

Read more:

Column: Vancouver’s safe drug consumption sites are frightening to behold. California should open them anyway

To stop overdose deaths, California could allow drug use in monitored locations

With overdose deaths on the rise, here’s how to test medication for fentanyl

https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2022-05-27/the-times-podcast-vancouver-safe-injection Podcast: A visit to Vancouver’s safe injection site

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