Boston nonprofit plans to set up a safe place for heroin users

A Boston nonprofit plans to turn a conference room into a place where patients high on heroin or other drugs can be safety monitored by a nurse and outreach worker, according to an NPR report. The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program plans to open a so-called safe room this month where drug users can rest or sleep off their high under medical supervision. It will be equipped with soft chairs and basic life-saving equipment. Faced with the statistic that roughly four Massachusetts residents every day die from an overdose, Jessie Gaeta, the program's chief medical officer, says it is time for a new approach. Article