Wednesday, March 14, 2012

San Francisco Drug Users Union Meets Regularly; Demands Voice In Decisions Affecting Drug Users

The Washington Times website reports today (March 14, 2012) that drug users -- and even some men and women who now are drug-free -- convene regularly in San Francisco's Tenderloin district to discuss public health policy and share their experiences.

The San Francisco Drug Users Union -- one of a few such groups in the United States -- was established to demand a voice "in decision-making processes that affect our lives."

In the coming months, members of the San Francisco group plan to testify before a city panel on housing discrimination.

The group will also co-host the first conference in the U.S. by and for drug users.