By Ronnie Cohen

Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role.

“It’s history in the making,” one of the users of the underground supervised-injection facility told a researcher in a new International Journal of Drug Policy report. “It’s the first of its kind.”

The clandestine site, operating in an undisclosed urban area hard hit by the opioid epidemic, is the first known safe-injection site in the U.S.

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