A legislator makes a plea for an end to the federal needle exchange ban. I don’t oppose lifting the ban, but his argument would be more compelling if he acknowledged the problems with many needle exchanges and called for standards for programs and increased access to treatment.
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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