“Mio figlio, che è dipendente dal fentanil e vive per le strade di San Francisco, me l'ha detto … San Francisco è come l'inferno perché puoi ottenere tutto ciò che vuoi per rimanere molto dipendente, very easily and there’s no pressure to get well,” Jacqui Berlinn told Fox News.
Berlinn’s 31-year-old son has been battling addiction and homelessness in different forms for years and has attempted rehabilitation several times. tuttavia, San Francisco’s progressive policies soften the consequences for drug user and sellers, harming both the city and users alike, according to Berlinn.
Mothers Against Drug Deaths, which Berlinn co-founded, mira a close the open-air drug markets a San Francisco.
“We don’t believe that it’s healthy for communities, for the children or the people living in the communities,” Berlinn said. “And it’s not healthy for the drug addicts or the mentally ill people that have access to those drugs without any type of repercussion.”
Almeno 129 persone died from overdoses in San Francisco between January and April, with the majority being fentanyl-related, according to city government data.