We Need Housing
Watch Carl talk about the need for housing and why it is so hard for some people to stop using drugs
One of the reasons for the safe injection sites would be to connect people to housing. I’d love to do that! I mean we’ve got housing workers, like agencies that do housing, that come to the safe injection site to talk to people that we’ve identified as homeless – so that’s good.
The pathways are there now, it’s just the end product is kind of missing. Many people I know would like to cut down or quit, and they can’t, because the only place they have to live is a rooming house, that’s full of other people that are using. And, nothing against the other people – they’re using, they’re nice people – but then they’re friendly, they’re like, “Oh would you like some drugs?”. It’s like, well what’s buddy going to say?