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Lawmakers join coalition calling for supervised injection facilities

January 29, 2018 07:08 PM

A statewide coalition wants to create places where addicts can use drugs in a supervised environment. 

Some state lawmakers are now joining the coalition called "End Overdose NY." The type of facility they're pushing for exists in parts of Canada and Europe.

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Supporters say they cut down on overdose deaths. Opponents argue the sites will allow addicts to continue to fuel their habit.

NewsChannel 13 is committed to shining a light on the opioid crisis in the Capital Region. We'll be featuring stories on the rise of opioid abuse at least once a week in the months to come.

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