Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts Pledges to Open A Safe Consumption Site (SCS)
Date:  08-15-2019

SCS have been found to save lives, become a pathway to treatment, and potentially reduce arrests
From WBUR:

Despite opposition from federal prosecutors, the mayor of Somerville is pledging to open a clinic next year where doctors and nurses would monitor illegal drug use and could reverse an overdose.

Joseph Curtatone says a supervised consumption site (SCS) in his city will save lives during the opioid crisis.

“I just attended another funeral [Monday] for someone who was a victim to that epidemic,” Curtatone told WBUR on Tuesday. "Under the status quo, people will continue to die. We need to be bold to take on an epidemic." Continue reading