Racializing Philly’s overdose prevention site is the wrong thing to do | John N. Mitchell
You know that you have reached the fork in the road when you arrive upon an issue so incendiary that justifications for both its support and its opposition are logical and abundant.
Philly Council pushes ahead with proposal to regulate overdose prevention sites
By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — City Council moved closer to seizing control over overdose sites in Philadelphia, rebuffing strong opposition from the Kenney administration. On Monday, a council committee tweaked and advanced a bill with a favorable recommendation that would label an overdose prevention site a “nuisance health establishment” and mandate potential operators receive City […]
What’s in a name? When it comes overdose prevention sites? Everything
Last week, not long after news broke that a planned safe injection site for South Philadelphia had hit a brick wall, a friend and colleague texted me with a simple question: What if Safehouse’s project had been called an overdose prevention site or an overdose prevention clinic, instead of a safe injection site? Would that […]