Safe Supervised Injection Site In Syracuse, New York
- New York State Lawmakers
- United States of America
Why the Need Arose for Safe Injection Sites in Other Cities & WHY WE NEED THEM HERE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK!!
We have a serious Opiate & Heroin Epidemic Here In Central New York & ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!
Heroin & Opiates Were No Longer an Intercity Problem. It Hit Every City, Town, & Neighborhood Like Wildfire. All of a Sudden Everyone Knew or Loved Someone Using & it was Most Likely Intravenously.
Overdose Statistics Were Climbing at Historical Rates…..
WE HAVE REACHED AN ALARMING RATE OF 130 OVERDOSE RELATED DEATHS A DAY!
Infectious Diseases Such as Hepatitis C & HIV Started Affecting Communities at Rates Never Seen Before. People Who Were Not IV Drug Users Were Contracting These Diseases as Well by Other Modes of Transmission
Crime Rates, Another Statistic Breaking Records (Crimes such as Larceny, Robberies, Assaults, Domestic Disturbances, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Etc,….)
Hospitals Were Treating More Cases of Endocarditis, Abscesses, Cutaneous Infections*
Used Needles and Drug Paraphernalia Started Popping up on Sidewalks, at Playgrounds, in Public Restrooms.
Homelessness Was on the Rise. Homeless Addicts were Setting Up in Areas that Exposed the Public to Their Use
We, the undersigned, call on New York State Lawmakers to allow for the laws to be adapted to allow for safe injection sites in our state & specifically Syracuse, New York.
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