Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York & Supervised Injection Facilities

A supervised injection facility (SIF) is a place where people who inject drugs can self-administer pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of healthcare professionals or other staff. Facility staff members do not directly assist in injection but are present to provide sterile injection supplies, answer questions on safer injection practices, monitor for potential overdose, administer first aid if needed, and link people to healthcare and social services, such as housing, addiction treatment, and mental health support.

Everywhere But Safe explores the risks associated with public injection in NYC. Learn more about the campaign for supervised injection facilities here.

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