These Cities Are Stopping Police From Responding to Homelessness, Drug Use, and Mental Health Issues
Los Angeles proposed the change Tuesday. San Francisco and Albuquerque have already made it.
“My identity had become so entwined with heroin that I had normalized it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realized just how abnormal being a heroin addict was.”
The past year has seen a huge 30 percent rise in people under the age of 25 seeking treatment for the drug.
Toronto activists started an illegal safe injection site to prevent opioid overdoses.
"I haven't been sober this year, I don't think."
Mar Del Plata follows Buenos Aires with the prohibition they announced Tuesday.
Last week's announcement that President Rodrigo Duterte once abused the opioid comes amidst international concern for the number of drug users, dealers, and innocent bystanders being executed in the Philippines.