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Seattle’s Unending Drug Crisis

In this great American city, blessed with enormous wealth and natural beauty, a drug crisis is exploding on its streets. Along 3rd Avenue, against the backdrop of Pike Place Market in Seattle’s downtown core, the addicts smoke and inject all kinds of substances in plain sight.  Read More ›
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Business Owners Facing Drug Epidemic on Their Own

Peters believes the on going break ins and theft in his neighborhood are being fueled by desperate drugs users, who sell stolen items to get their next fix. It's taking a human toll. Read More ›
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Unique at Methadone Mile in Boston
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Struggling at Boston’s Methadone Mile

But the situation is far from perfect.  On the outskirts of Boston, some call this place “Methadone Mile.” Others give a more hopeful moniker: “Recovery Road.” Either way, city officials say it's a humanitarian and health crisis.  Read More ›
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Drug abuse with people sharing the same syringe
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Crack Pipes and Free Needles

Every well-intended public policy taken to an extreme leads to misery and dysfunction. A case in point is the Washington Free Beacon story on $30 million grant for “safe smoking” kits. According to the story, a Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said the kits would include pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine.” Read More ›