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The U.S. Needs Safe Injection Sites and Prescription Heroin Because Dead People Can't Recover From Drug Addiction

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No matter how uncomfortable state-sanctioned safe injection sites or prescribed heroin might make us, it doesn’t change the fact that dead people cannot recover from drug addiction. This raises a question of our societal values. Are we a society that values the concept of abstinence more than the sanctity of human life? If so, we forgo the right to call ourselves an advanced nation and a humane society.

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Michael Cohen is a freelance writer from Staten Island, N.Y.
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