I have lots of thoughts, but here’s one quick one about the San Francisco story. Placing an injection center in the area with the highest OD rates seems obvious. But, would such a program (As opposed to a recovery oriented program.) further institutionalize addiction in this struggling community? Also, I’ve heard that the Tenderloin district is becoming gentrified. What might this do to plans for an injection center? What does that say about treatment of socio-economic classes?
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz