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People living below a highway overpass might be forced into treatment.
He said it would enable drug use, but Jeff Sessions also influenced the veto.
The harm reduction facility could be the first in the nation.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy, the Harm Reduction Coalition and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable are behind the effort.
Naomi Burke-Shyne has worked in the fields of harm reduction, human rights and HIV for over a decade.
The ambitious plan will allocate an initial $5 million to help ramp up treatment, remove barriers to care and increase harm reduction.
Scott County, Indiana, recently saw a major outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
Methamphetamine overdose deaths have skyrocketed in an epicenter of the opioid crisis.
The city has been slowly shutting down its syringe exchanges over the past two years. A recent New York Times report investigates why.
Harm reduction advocates say the facility would help reduce injection drug-related risks like overdoses and hepatitis C infections.
One underground site has operated for almost three years and has reduced both injection in public spaces and unsafe syringe disposal.
Additionally, meth users may combine the drug with heroin to reduce its negative effects.
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