A New York City subway ad urging riders to feel empowered by their use of drugs has raised eyebrows.
WHAT IT SAID
“Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely,” read the poster, quoting a Manhattan resident named “Florence.”
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The ad also offered information on the dangers of fentanyl use and how to avoid overdosing on the potent synthetic opioids.
- Fentanyl has driven an ever-worsening opioid crisis that killed over 100,000 Americans in 2021, more than suicides, car accidents or gun violence.
- New York City, a leader of the controversial “harm reduction” approach to drug addiction, opened the country’s first officially authorized injection sites in November.
The Biden administration has apparently started funding the distribution of crack pipes as part of a $30 billion harm-reduction program.