Could Safe Injection Sites Work In Baltimore?
Every month close to 200 people in Maryland die from a drug overdose--mostly the opioid fentanyl. The toll is especially stubborn in Baltimore. The Abell Foundation commissioned Natanya Robinowitz, executive director of Charm City Care Connection, to probe what Baltimore can learn from how Barcelona, Spain, combats addiction--a comprehensive network of care, including spaces where people can use illicit drugs under medical monitoring. She's joined by Aura Ruig , founder and leader of Metzineres, a women-only harm reduction center in Barcelona for women who use drugs and who have survived violence. Plus, Nina Feldman, health reporter for WHYY, tells us how the first safe-injection site in the U.S. may open in Philadelphia.
To view Robinowitz's Abell Foundation report, visit this link.