unisex Insite Saves Lives tshirt
unisex insite t shirt 100% cotton soft t-shirt printed in East Van
100% of profits from the sale of this shirt go directly to PHS community services society & insite
Insite is the first legal supervised injection site in North America, located at 139 East Hastings Street, in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The DTES had 4700 chronic drug users in 2000 and has been considered to be the center of an "injection drug epidemic". The site provides a safe and health-focused location for injection drug use, primarily heroin, cocaine, and morphine.
Medical staff are present to provide addiction treatment, mental health assistance, and first aid in the event of an overdose or wound. In 2009, the site recorded 276,178 visits (an average of 702 visits per day) by 5,447 unique users; 484 overdoses occurred with no fatalities, due to intervention by medical staff.