Posted BY: RM | NwoReport

(Natural News) The United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the rollout of a new program in rural Kentucky that will make drug-use supplies available to the public in vending machines.

Widespread drug abuse throughout the rural south reportedly prompted the Biden regime to invest $3.6 million on the vending machines – or what it calls “harm reduction kiosks” – which are to be placed throughout the Appalachia region of the state.

The kiosks, we are told, will contain “injection equipment, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, hygiene kits, condoms, and other supplies.” Drug users who use the machines will not be required to interact with a health professional before doing so, which the NIH says will help reduce the “stigma” associated with visiting an in-person harm reduction facility.

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In an August 31 announcement, the Biden regime explained that the action is being taken “to address addiction and the overdose epidemic.” The goal, it says, is to stop waging war on drugs and drug users, and instead focus on a different approach.

Drug vending machines also contain food, water, socks, and other supplies

The University of Kentucky is largely behind the initiative, having conducted a study on the idea of creating legalized injection sites to help drug abusers avoid sharing needles and engaging in other high-risk behaviors.

Harm reduction vending machines are already popular in our neighborhood to the north, Canada. They also exist in Australia and other countries, and some U.S. states, including New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Nevada, are considering installing them.

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