The scourge of drugs in American society is hitting a peak in the late 2010’s, as overdoses skyrocket in cities such as Seattle.
Given the massive overprescription of opioid painkillers, and the subsequent addiction caused by them, places such as Seattle are seeing enormous spikes in hard opioid-based drug overdoses. Now, instead of treating this as a legal issue, Seattle is taking a wildly libertarian stance and creating safe spaces for addicts to treat their addiction.
“Officials in Seattle on Friday approved the nation’s first ‘safe-injection’ sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but necessary response to an epidemic of addiction that is claiming tens of thousands of lives each year.
“The sites — which offer addicts clean needles, medical supervision…