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NYC Congratulates Heroin Users For Shooting Up Safely


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Drug use used to be condemned by society but nowadays “proper” drug use is being celebrated.

Posters inside an NYC subway have gone viral due to the fact the words on the posters proclaim that “safe” drug use is “empowering”.

The poster’s full quote stated, “don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely”.

Besides encouraging drug users they are empowering themselves for shooting up safely, the poster would go on to encourage people to do drugs in groups and always test it for Fentanyl.

Check out the poster here:

Fox News had more on the story:

New York City councilman Joe Borelli blasted the city’s health department on Friday for describing “safe” drug use as “empowering.”

“Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely,” a poster on the New York City subway quotes as testimony for overdose prevention. The poster, published by the NYC Department of Health, gives tips on using drugs safely.

Advice includes using drugs in groups and testing drugs for fentanyl.

“No, [NYC Department of Health, heroin addiction is not empowering. This is the opposite of ‘harm reduction.’ This normalizes injecting deadly life-changing drugs,” Borelli wrote on social media Friday.

Borelli additionally criticized the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for allowing the ad to be placed.

“Does the MTA support encouraging riders to ‘take turns’ using heroin?” he added. “I mean it literally says that. Will they remove this?””

NYC has already approved two injection sites, where drug users can safely shoot up drugs.

The Associated Press dropped these details:

Jose Collado settled in at a clean white table in a sunlit room, sang a few bars and injected himself with heroin.

After years of shooting up on streets and rooftops, he was in one of the first two facilities in the country where local officials are allowing illegal drug use in order to make it less deadly.

Equipped and staffed to reverse overdoses, New York City’s new, privately run “overdose prevention centers” are a bold and contested response to a storm tide of opioid overdose deaths nationwide.

Supporters say the sites — also known as safe injection sites or supervised consumption spaces — are humane, realistic responses to the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history. Critics see them as illegal and defeatist answers to the harm that drugs wreak on users and communities.



 

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