Residents have a long list of grievances about conditions including used syringes and human feces littering streets, as well as sidewalks blocked by makeshift tents.
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“We have a homeless opioid problem in that part of the city more than most,” said Smith. “If they want to put up an injection site there’s plenty of places in the suburbs.”
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A heated meeting on Friday night showed that turning the idea of Philadelphia opening the country's first safe-injection site into a reality will likely face pushback.
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New research suggests that a simple, fentanyl-detecting tool can provide accurate information that may help drug users protect themselves from an overdose.
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The Philadelphia region is getting its first new psychiatric hospital in more than 50 years.
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Victoria Elder loves her kid — and regrets becoming a mother. She and others are challenging the belief that parenthood is for everyone.
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This year, the city paid some volunteers to help with the count — those who have experience with substance abuse issues, mental health diagnoses or homelessness.
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The announcement opened the door for any organizations interested in operating, funding or offering a location for the sites to approach the city.
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It's the only early Headstart program in the nation to enroll students directly from local county welfare offices.
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Behavioral Health practitioners nationwide have used the registry’s list of hundreds of evidence-based practices as the industry standard for what works.
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