Vancouver and San Francisco are iconic West Coast cities with many things in common -- including large numbers of people addicted to hard drugs. In recent years, Vancouver has been at the forefront of new approaches to addiction, including safe injection sites.
As San Francisco considers similar programs for its 22,000 intravenous drug users, what can we learn from Vancouver?
Sarah Blyth, founder of the Overdose Prevention Society
Dr. Keith Ahamed, addiction medicine specialist at St. Paul's Hospital
Dean Wilson, member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users