What’s Up With Getting High In Public Restrooms?

Apparently, there is a gas station chain in the Pittsburgh area that is discouraging people who are dependent upon opiates from using their bathrooms. They have installed blue lights for the purpose of making it difficult for an IV user to see their veins. Listen in to this opiate recovery support group as they discuss their thoughts and experiences of using public restrooms.

Discussion Guide:

Have you utilized a public restroom to get high? If so, why?

Why do you think the public would not want you to use their bathrooms?

Would blue lights in a restroom deter you from getting high there?

Can you describe your decision making process regarding when and where to get high?

What are the risks involved in trying to use an IV needle in a dark room?

How does your IV use in a public place pose a threat to others?

Supplemental Reading:

Keri Blakinger, Gas Station Debuts Blue Lights To Fight IV Drug Use in Restroom, http://www.thefix.com/gas-station-debuts-blue-lights-fight-iv-drug-use-restroom