Safe Consumption Part III: The Opposite of Addiction

July 5, 2018

As Seattle moves forward with piloting its first supervised consumption site—now likely to be housed in a mobile van, not a building—the fierce debate roars on. Although many people on both sides of the issue are saying the exact same thing, if you listen for a while, there's a fundamental difference that emerges. And it has everything to do with the definition of "success." This week, in the final episode of our three-part series on supervised consumption sites, we hear from family members who've lost loved ones to substance use, and explore perhaps the biggest rift of all between people who support the sites and people who don't. 

Featuring interviews with Jennifer Asplund, Turina James, Joshua Freed, Guy Felicella, and Tim Gautier. 

Music by Kevin MacLeod, Loyalty Freak Music, Jahzzar, and Leeni Ramadan

This week's cover photo is an image of a mural near Insite in Vancouver, B.C., and was taken by Nicole Jennings. 

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