A bill that would allow the creation of “safe consumption spaces” in Baltimore –where drug users can inject under supervision and get treatment– ultimately failed in Maryland. But amid a growing opioid crisis, the controversial idea may still gain traction. Advocates say programs in other cities have helped reduce drug overdose deaths and can help addicts get treatment. Kojo explores the issues with researcher and the medical director of a drug treatment facility.

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  • Susan Sherman Professor at the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Marc Fishman M.D.; Medical Director, Mountain Manor's Treatment Center

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