Safe injection facilities are places where drug addicts can use illegal drugs they've already obtained in a controlled medical environment. 

And they may be coming to the city as way to help reduce overdoses.

At a meeting in Harlem Tuesday night, supporters pointed to the facilities as a way to combat the opioid epidemic.

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal is pushing legislation to bring the sites to the city, with trained staffers who would work to prevent overdoses. 

But some people at the meeting are skeptical because of experiences with existing methodone clinics in the neighborhood. 

"Poor conditions and littering, just embarrassing for kids that walk by, people nodding out in front of them, on street corners, it’s not a positive thing for the community," said Scott Alhborn, a Harlem resident.

Here in the city, someone dies of a drug overdose every seven hours.