Consumption care is a tool our community can use

The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee announced last week that it has overwhelmingly endorsed legislation to legalize life-saving drug consumption care and grant municipalities the option of creating dedicated overdose prevention centers to combat the surge in fatal drug overdoses in Massachusetts. In doing so, the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee has become one of the first state Democratic Parties in the country to formally endorse the creation of overdose prevention centers to save lives and connect people who use drugs to a range of medical, behavioral health, and substance use disorder services.

“We have an opioid crisis. Let’s make sure that consumption care is a tool that our communities can use for those who suffer from the disease of addiction,” said Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne.