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Opioid Injection Site Opens on East 126th Street

Mayor De Blasio promised to begin opening opioid injection sites where people can find a safe space to inject illegal drugs, and now his promise has been fulfilled in East Harlem.

Corner Resources quietly opened a new facility at 104-106 East 126th in the evening of Marathon Sunday directly across the street from the ABC Head Start School. The governor has given tacit approval for this East Harlem site, and you can see her recent pick to head OASAS on the left in the photo above (Dr. Cunningham).

There are 8 booths for injecting drugs, and the drug users will be supervised and counseled.

This kind of facility has been found to be illegal by courts (in Philadelphia), but the group that has opened this East Harlem site is undaunted.

If you are interested in the issue of why communities of color are routinely chosen as the locations to site drug treatment programs that frequently serve addicted New Yorkers from other neighborhoods, you can learn more here:

And, to see a map of of how opioid programs are routinely located in proximity to schools, see:

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