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Posted inSubstance Use

Behind needle exchange bill, a spat between Asheville site and its new neighbors

By Taylor Knopf Proposed state legislation filed in response to a years-long feud between an Asheville neighborhood and a local needle exchange could threaten syringe exchanges across North Carolina. Senate Bill 607 seeks to ban mobile exchanges, require engraved needles, background checks, forced treatment and more.  Meanwhile, opioid overdose deaths are at an all-time high. […]