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Can supervised drug injection sites solve the heroin problem?




Some of the drugs reportedly used by American soldiers in Saigon, South Vietnam, shown Aug. 11, 1971.
Some of the drugs reportedly used by American soldiers in Saigon, South Vietnam, shown Aug. 11, 1971.
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Heroin abuse in the U.S. has increased to what the Obama Administration has called epidemic levels. 

According to the American Society of Addictive Medicine, around 30,000 people died from lethal drug overdoses of heroin or related opioid painkillers in 2014

To cut down on these deaths, some states are looking at one very controversial idea: drug-shoot up centers.

David Klepper  is a reporter with the Associated Press and has been writing about this, he joined the show to discuss the issue.

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