PUBLIC RESTROOMS BECOME GROUND ZERO IN THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Ryan Curran, the day shift operations manager of police and security at Massachusetts General Hospital, stands in front of the bathrooms in the main lobby. Jesse Costa/WBUR

Public restrooms have become a public safety and health concern as they are being used as a place for people to use heroin and other drugs. This radio feature highlights a user navigating Boston’s public restroom arena, a local business owner, and an addiction expert at Boston Medical Center to explore the challenges and propose solutions, one of which are safe consumption sites.

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