SF safe injection sites expected to be first in nation, open around July 1 I've been following this idea for a while and am glad to see the first drug injection site opening in SF. I'm fan of getting terrible things out in the open and having a safe place to use with clean needles will help prevent diseases and overdoses where they can be seen and helped instead of dead in a dark alley. Also, many drug users want to get help and help at these sites will be offered and can be a bridge between their hopelessness and a better life. This is not without controversy though. Many people think that this is just helping drug users who will take advantage of it while others even think that it will encourage new people to try drugs. However, in order to get air to the problem, you have remove the stigma and this is not only humane but bridges the gap between the problem and a solution. Cities like Toronto have used them with success with no known overdoses at the site and crime reduction in the area. Getting to simply engage with these addicts is key. What do you think?