23rd May 2024

Boston Initiative for Heroin Users

Boston Initiative for Heroin Users

You will listen to a radio programme about a Boston initiative for heroin addicts. Decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A Boston non-profit organisation plans to open the so-called “safe place” for doped heroin users.
  2. Statistics show that about four Massachusetts residents die every day from an overdose.
  3. Injections won’t be allowed in the safe place in Boston.
  4. The facility will be monitored by nurses and social workers.
  5. If patients need more than nursing care, they may receive treatment in a hospital.
  6. Nicole, a heroin addict, would use the safe place because she is homeless.
  7. Addicts in Vancouver and Sydney who were monitored by a nurse in similar rooms were more likely to start drug treatment than those who weren’t.
  8. Dr Barbara Herbert is against the “safe place” initiative because she thinks it encourages people to keep using drugs.
  9. Dr Herbert is a proponent of “abstinence or nothing” approach.
  10. There seems to be no political support for the initiative.