Syringe-access and needle-exchange programs have proven to dramatically decrease the spread of disease, lower crime rates, and increase the chances for recovery among people who inject drugs. Current laws in Arizona make it illegal for these programs to operate. Existing in that legal gray-area means their efforts are sometimes hindered, limiting the community's access to harm reduction resources. Advocates  feel the law should be changed to better protect people who inject drugs and those who don't. 

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