Applications Close for Controversial Drug Harm Reduction Funding

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The Facts

  • Funding applications for a $30M grant program designed to prevent overdose deaths and reduce health risks from drug-use closed on Monday.

  • The funding may be used to distribute overdose-reversal meds, provide education and expand syringe services programs, among other things.

The Spin

Right narrative

This is a case of knowing "the price of everything and the value of nothing". The government is subsidizing drug addiction and will only entice more people into usage.

Left narrative

This is part of a preventative, not enabling campaign. It's the first step in creating safer communities with fewer people dependant on illicit substances.

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