What a prickly topic and obviously an incredible tangle of failed policies, corporate malfeasance and lack of personal responsibility. It's great to hear grassroots efforts to fill gaps left by public health failures exist. However, I wonder the efficacy of such programs. The author discussed many of the critiques of other programs (judge reviewed drug therapy), but I personally would like to see more stats from SSPs, overdose drugs, etc. From reading this it is hard to know if these programs are actually better at statistically pulling people, families, regions out of addiction issues or if this is a more humane and just way to approach the problem.