Supervised Injection Site a Proposed Option to Address Drug Abuse, Addiction in Homeless Camps

November 15, 2018 11:15 AM

As Minneapolis city leaders decide where they will move the hundreds of homeless people living at the growing camp along Franklin Avenue, they will also have to come up with a strategy on how to address drug abuse and addiction.

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One concept involves a supervised injection site. That's where illegal drug use would be permitted with no consequences, under supervision. 

To be clear: supervised injection sites are not allowed under current law. And city and county leaders are still working to determine what the new navigation center to help the homeless will look like. But those close to the process say it will be hard to get people to move to the new location and receive help if they're worried about being arrested. 

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