Posted by Otie on July 27, 2006 at 22:51:27:
In Reply to: QotD posted by Louis on July 26, 2006 at 23:22:12:
Vancouver, "The Drug Capital of Canada" since the opium days of the 19th century, on through the junk, speed, and crack days of the '60s through current years, has seen a huge improvement since those services were set up.
There's one fairly close to my home here in Van's suburb of Surrey, well organized and regulated jointly by the province authorities (Ministry of Health), the national police, the local civic government, and the Food Bank. I watched it in operation regularly last year when I looked after my gardening plot at the Food Bank's Community Gardens next door to it.
In conjunction with these services, the Ministry has set up a rehab service. My childhood friend Lenny went through there successfully last February, then stayed at our place for a month before getting back into employment. And my brother's brother-in-law just got out of the same place -- He's 52, been addicted since his 20s, doing well now at last.
With the federal police's support and very active organization input: YES.
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