School of Nursing
Opioid crisis, safe injection sites
Keister, Kayla, "To Implement or Not to Implement: Safe Opioid Injection Sites as a Solution to the Opioid Crisis" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1077.
The opioid epidemic has been a crisis in the United States for the last 30-40 years but is just now being popularized by the American public. One potential up-and-coming solution to the opioid crisis is the implementation of safe opioid injection sites, which are locations where individuals may bring drugs to inject under the supervised care of medical professionals. They are currently being used in Canada as well as several Western European countries. The question remains, however, as to whether or not the United States is ready for the implementation sites in regard to public opinion, finances, and ethics.