Safe injection sites not the answer | Letter

Kudos to the Federal Way City Council for rejecting our city as a possible “safe injection site.” Disease comes in many shapes and forms — physical disease, mental decease and addiction. Addiction is a complicated combination of physical and mental disease. A previous letter referred to a safe injection site as an experiment. It’s now 2017. Why would we perform experiments in Federal Way when professional medical advice is available? Safe injection sites only pander to the disease without offering a viable medical solution. How about Federal Way thinks outside of the box, forms a consortium of Federal Way physicians offering pro bono service with law enforcement to solve the problem? Maybe Federal Way can set a new standard for treatment.

John Donhauser, Federal Way

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