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Heroin and Harm Reduction

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The tragic death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has brought both cultural and media attention to a recent spike in heroin deaths related to painkiller addiction.

We look at the impact of new forms of dangerous heroin, the effects on users, and overdose prevention efforts--particularly in San Francisco--that are saving lives … and money.

Guests:

  • Laura Thomas, San Francisco Drug Policy Alliance
  • Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Johnny Lorenz, San Francisco Drug Users' Union
  • Dr. Alice Gleghorn, San Francisco Department of Health

Related Links:
SF Drug Users’ Union

Video: Making a Place Called Safe: A Public Health Case for a Safer Injection Facility in San Francisco

Drug Policy Alliance

Homeless Youth Alliance 

Bay Area DOPE

SF Department of Health harm Reduction Policy

Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, UCSF

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