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Should States Provide A Clean Needle Program for IV Drug Users?
States should provide a clean needle exchange program for IV drug users.
Having a clean needle exchange helps education people about addiction.
Having a clean needle exchange brings a voice to local addicts.
Long term plans to treat addiction will be more effective if accompanied by harm reduction in the short term.
Having a clean needle program will help save lives.
Research by the W.H.O. from 2004 indicates several upsides and no downsides to needle exchange programs:
Having access to clean needles stops or slows down the spread of Hep C and HIV.
Drug dealers sell drugs close to needle exchanges knowing they will meet many potential customers.
A clean needle exchange brings drug users to certain locations where they are not desired.
A clean needle exchange helps people use drugs.
No one is likely to want to pay for this.
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