That's why supervised injection facilities (SIFs), like those proposed in a bill sponsored by Del. Dan Morhaim, must be considered. SIFs are places where adult, long-time injection drug users are supervised by clinically trained staff while they consume. While this may sound radical to some, it is actually quite logical. Persons with substance abuse disorders typically take their drugs where there is no help — in back alleys and bathrooms — and are often alone or with friends who are also intoxicated. SIFs, on the other hand, provide trained medical personnel who can immediately administer rescue medications at the first signs of an overdose and ensure hygienic injection practices. SIFs are also non-judgmental, safe spaces that can help drug users obtain needed treatment, be it short term or long term.