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In-Depth: Safe injection sites

According to the Maine Attorney General, more than 400 Mainers died of a drug overdose in 2017, the highest amount ever. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – According to the Maine Attorney General, more than 400 Mainers died of a drug overdose in 2017, the highest amount ever.

Now local and state leaders are looking at a controversial new way to save lives.

Coming up on Thursday, we're taking an in-depth look at safe-injection sites, a place where people can use illegal drugs under medical supervision.

We explain exactly how they work and who in Maine supports them.

We'll also take you to Montreal, Canada and inside one of the city's sites.

This in-depth look is coming up on Thursday starting at 5:30.

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