(Closed) What are your thoughts on Insite, the safe needle injection site?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Should Insite be shut down?
    Yes. I think it should be shut down and never reopened again. : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Maybe. I think it should be shut down, but possibly reopened under a new policy/format. : (3 votes)
    7 %
    No. I do not think it should be shut down as the stats prove it has been effective. : (35 votes)
    85 %
    Other. Please explain. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really want it to stay open, but I won’t be surprised if the govt shuts it down. How very unshocking – drug prohibitionists are still afraid of scientific data.

    Post # 5
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    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I really, sincerely hope it stays open. If you talk to the people directly affected by it’s presence you will understand what a POSITIVE impact it has made. If you talk to a bunch of rich, old, homeless fearing, goodie-two-shoes living in West Van they will pretty much tell you it’s the anti-christ… I know, I worked with people like that. You know, people who are totally out of touch. Heres’ to hoping the Supreme Court can be progressive on this one!

    Post # 6
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    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I hope it stays open. I did some research after seeing something about it on TV and it seems to be nothing but a good thing. Research doesn’t lie.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I really hope it stays open!

    I don’t understand any logical argument against the centre.

    Post # 8
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    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m not from Canada but as much as we would like to say that not giving drug users a place to do drugs and condoning use will make them stop, it doesn’t work that way. Giving them a safe environment is a good idea for the health and safety of them and anybody they may come in contact with. I don’t know if they do this but also provinging resources for treatment would be a great idea there too.

    Post # 9
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I hope it stays open. I dont see any reason why it shouldnt.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I hope it stays open. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I hope it stays open. I was, at one point, planning a career in HIV/AIDS prevention, and even the idea of a place like this is exciting from a disease prevention point of view. The fact that it helps addicts into treatment is a whole other level of awesomeness!

    Post # 12
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    you know how many people I know who are now dealing with HIV and Hep C as a result of unsafe needle use? 

    A LOT.

    The question shouldn’t be whether or not to close it. We should be asking – no, DEMANDING – to have one open in every major city across Canada.

    Post # 13
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I can almost guarantee that all the people against Insite have never been to the downtown east side and seen how people live there. The complainers are just self-righteous NIMBY types with superiority complexes because they’ve never fallen on hard times or battled drug addiction. I may not condone drug use or have any wish to use drugs myself, but that doesn’t make me more of a human being than someone shooting up on the streets.

    One person even wrote in to the paper that addicts’ lives weren’t worth saving, and that Insite should be shut down so they would all just die and we would be rid of them. It made me sick. I seriously hope Insite remains open.

    Post # 14
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have looked into this topic quite a bit for a research project that I am working on.  I have even been to a needle exchange program in a city near where I am located.  From a public health perspective, the benefits clearly outweight the risks.  I would love to see problems like this expand!

    Post # 16
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Miss Lilac: OMG I can’t believe I said that!  I would love to see these types of PROGRAMS expand…

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