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'Addicts need help, not a place to take drugs'

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'Addicts need help, not a place to take drugs'
Photo: Todd Huffman
16:15 CET+01:00
With the French government giving the green light to a controversial plan to open a drug "safe house" for addicts in Paris, The Local heard the views of the people who live and work near Gare du Nord, the reported location of the centre.

From a doctor who works with drug addicts who believes the scheme is essential to help addicts to a newspaper vendor who insists it will send  the wrong message to children, the issue of safe houses for drug addicts is proving to be a highly divisive issue.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE VIEWS OF THOSE AROUND GARE DU NORD

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