“Evangelism…underlies most of the politics against needle exchange. To give someone a needle or methadone is seen as giving up on the idea that they can be ‘saved,’ and as a moral failure…. The moral reality of leaving drug users to die of HIV because you refuse to adjust this vision of redemption…goes unexamined.” 

 —Daniel Wolfe, deputy director, International Harm Reduction Development program, quoted in In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, by Gabor Maté, MD (Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2010)