Podcast: UW addiction expert says safe-consumption sites can ease King County heroin crisis

Richard Chenery prepares heroin he bought on the street to be injected at the Insite safe consumption site in Vancouver, B.C., in May 2011. Insite, North America’s first and only legal injection site, is promoted by its founders as a safe, humane facility for people addicted to drugs.

On this episode of the Seattle Time‘s The Overcast, we get a public-health and science perspective on safe consumption sites from Caleb Banta-Green, principal research scientist at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington.

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