Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a letter coordinated by Kathleen Frydl, author of The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973. In it, she and 101 signees respond to an op-ed published last month in The New York Times by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein argued against supervised injection sites.
Rosenstein’s Op-Ed in the New York Times
In response to the current opioid crisis a number of cities in the United States are considering establishing safe injection sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs. This is not a new idea. Cities in Canada and Europe currently have them, including a successful program in Vancouver. Safe injection sites provide a place for people to inject illicit drugs under medical supervision. In addition to a clean and warm space, they typically offer sterile injecting equipment and basic healthcare. Many also provide referrals to treatment, housing and other…
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Richard G. Wilson, “Introduction: The Licensed Victuallers’ Gazette, Enterprises Associated with the Brewing Industry,” Brewery History 174 (Spring, 2018): 2-17.
Seminar on 19 September 2018 in Birmingham, England, co-sponsored by the British Guild of Beer Writers and the Brewery History Society. Includes:
early modern pubs and alehouses (Mike Hailwood)
creating the Firkin chain (David Bruce)
the golden age of pub building and some regional variations (Geoff Brandwood)
consumer insight: what do peopole want from pubs today & tomorrow? (Karl Chessel)
pubs are about people (Sue Martindale)
the micropub movement (Charlie Rawlings)
For details, see Brewery History Society Newsletter, No. 82 (September 2018)
Nancy Maveety, Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming December 15, 2018).
Mixing wasp spray with meth.