Sheer Scale Of Opioid Epidemic Challenges Southern States’ Resistance To Harm Reduction Strategies

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The position of many Southern on harm reduction strategies — such as needle exchanges and policy carrying anti-overdose medication — is that they encourage of drug use. However, as the crisis continues to ravage communities, there’s growing support in these usually hesitant locations. Other news on the drug epidemic focuses on treating addiction, a “hub and spoke program” gaining national attention, a legal battle over a proposed safe injection site and a campaign to help pregnant women who are addicted to opioids.