In Effort to Curb Overdoses Among At-Risk Population, Clinic Offers Room for Drug Users

A Boston clinic is starting a controversial program that involves it opening a room where drug users at risk for an overdose can be high in proximity to primary care and treatment.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, located in the South End neighborhood, says its program is in response to an alarming spike in opioid overdoses among the city's homeless.

The program, called Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT), aims to help about eight to 10 people at a time in order to prevent them from overdosing alone.

The Boston Globe reports the room will open to those in need starting Tuesday.

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