Items tagged with drug consumption rooms

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Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre [24.11.2013] Greece has set up its first "drug consumption" room to contain a surge of infectious diseases among drug addicts in the crisis-hit country, Greece's ...
Drug-related deaths down [24.11.2013] "It is encouraging that we have been able to achieve a drop in numbers in an area where Denmark’s figures are otherwise too high," says Health Minist ...
Drug rooms: Admirers eye Copenhagen model [29.10.2013] As a senior police official in northern England calls for safe rooms for the injection of hard drugs, attention has focused on similar projects aroun ...
Paris drugs shooting gallery given the go-ahead [30.05.2013] Drug users in Paris will be able to inject themselves in a secure and monitored environment after a site near the city’s busy Gare du Nord was agreed ...
Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs [23.05.2013] The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle dr ...
Inside Denmark's 'fixing rooms', where nurses watch as addicts inject in safety [04.05.2013] Since the launch of the room, the quantity of drug paraphernalia collected from gutters, playgrounds, stairwells and doorways in the area has halved. ...
Brighton plans safe rooms for addicts to inject drugs [13.04.2013] Brighton is set to be the first British city to offer official "drug consumption rooms" where addicts can use heroin, crack and cocaine under supervi ...
Daniel Vaillant pense à une «salle de crack» [13.04.2013] Daniel Vaillant (PS), a suggéré de réfléchir à la création d’une salle de consommation de crack, une fois que la «salle de shoot» de la gare du Nord ...
Injection room saves 30 lives [03.04.2013] Staff at Copenhagen’s first legal drug injection room have saved 30 lives since it opened last autumn, according to metroXpress newspaper.The deputy ...
Marijuana to fight drug addiction [01.04.2013] BBC Mundo reports that Bogotá is planning a system of "controlled consumption centers," where addicts could be weaned off more hard-core drugs, such ...
Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking [28.02.2013] The Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the numb ...
Drug users to have secure site in Paris [11.02.2013] Drug users in France will soon have a state-sanctioned place where they can use heroin, crack and other intravenous drugs, after the government appro ...
Insite - Not Just Injecting, But Connecting [16.01.2013] Last year the HCLU’s video advocacy group travelled to Vancouver, to make a film about Insite, the only legally-operating injecting facility in North ...
City Council planning more injection rooms [09.01.2013] The injection room for drug users that opened in Vesterbro last October has been such a success that the City Council is considering opening three mo ...
End of the road for the fix on wheels [26.11.2012] Mobile injection rooms have been operated for the past year out of two former ambulances. Run by the private organisation Foreningen Fixerum and staf ...
Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts (CAMAD) [31.10.2012] In September 2012, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, launched the first centre for drug addicts in the Bronx, a marginalised city-centre neighbourh ...
Drug ‘shooting galleries’ to be tested by France [22.10.2012] France’s health minister, Marisol Touraine, has said trial centres where drug addicts can safely inject their own drugs with sterile needles provided ...
Colombian prosecutor calls for drug legalisation referendum [20.08.2012] Colombia's chief public prosecutor has called for a referendum on whether to legalise drug consumption, in response to plans to set up a network of p ...
The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS [24.06.2012] The global war on drugs is driving the HIV pandemic among people who use drugs and their sexual partners. Throughout the world, research has consiste ...
Drug consumption rooms [19.06.2012] For the past 10 to 20 years, drug consumption rooms (DCRs) have become an integrated part of the drug treatment and harm reduction strategy in a vari ...
Hollande will not go Dutch on cannabis [17.05.2012] The new president of France, François Hollande, is not likely to change cannabis policies. His choice as Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls, is a ...
Residents prickled over site of injection room [25.04.2012] Many residents of Vesterbro have lived alongside the local homeless and drug-addict populations for decades. But for the sake of the drug users’ heal ...
Injection room finally finds a home [18.04.2012] Some obstacles remain before the injection room, which may cost as much as 18 million kroner to set up, can become a reality - including an expected ...
The great debate that no one's talking about [03.12.2011] Scientists, lawyers, police, social workers, doctors and directors of public prosecution are pleading for change but no political party will touch th ...
Injection rooms approved, but advocates wonder what’s next [29.11.2011] The thirty-five year fight to establish permanent injection rooms for drug addicts is now over after the government announced last week that such fac ...
The State of Harm Reduction in Europe [02.11.2011] The film crew of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) attended the first meeting of the European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) in Marseille, ...
Injection room operator: Political indecision will cost lives [25.10.2011] The government’s indecision over plans to set up a permanent injection room for drug addicts may cost the lives of over 100 users, according to Micha ...
Opinion | Injection rooms save lives [13.10.2011] On Monday September 12 Denmark’s first mobile injection room made its maiden voyage, driving from Victoriagade to Reventlowsgade behind Central Stati ...
U.S. wanted Vancouver's supervised injection site closed [30.09.2011] A diplomatic cable shows U.S. officials opposed the Insite supervised injection site in Vancouver and wanted the federal and municipal governments to ...
B.C. drug injection clinic can stay open, Supreme Court rules [30.09.2011] The Supreme Court of Canada has opened the door to supervised drug injection clinics across the country in a landmark decision that ordered the feder ...
Mobile injection room rolls out [15.09.2011] Two out-of-service ambulances have been put back into service as mobile injection rooms for drug addicts in Copenhagen (Denmark). The vehicles will b ...
In booming Brazil, crack strikes late but hard [18.07.2011] About two decades after the U.S. emerged from the worst of its own crack epidemic, Brazilian authorities are watching the cheap drug spread across th ...
Insite’s next battle: supervised inhalation [14.05.2011] Insite’s operators have twice applied for a federal health exemption to allow crack cocaine smokers to use the room – the request was rejected in 200 ...
No evidence to contradict studies that supervised drug injections save addicts’ lives [12.05.2011] Under tough judicial grilling, the Harper government conceded it had no evidence to counter scientific research showing supervised drug injections sa ...
Former mayors speak out for Insite [11.05.2011] Divided by politics but united by drug policy, five former Vancouver mayors have issued a last-minute plea to Ottawa to drop its appeal of earlier co ...
Globe editorial: Supervised injection for the sake of public health [11.05.2011] Vancouver’s supervised drug-injection clinic, Insite, saves lives and prevents human misery. Providing addicts with a safe, sterile place to inject h ...
The arguments for and against Vancouver’s supervised injection site [11.05.2011] When the Supreme Court of Canada convenes to consider Vancouver’s supervised injection site, it will hear detailed arguments that hinge on the fine p ...
Counterpoint: Drug addicts can’t recover if they’re already dead [20.04.2011] InSite does not operate under the assumption that addiction is incurable. We believe in recovery; in fact, the biggest difference between our approac ...
It’s time to inject some Insite into this campaign [19.04.2011] For all the thunderous warnings about Stephen Harper’s hidden agenda, there has been remarkably little talk in this election about one of the few rea ...
Dying for a change on safe-injection site [18.04.2011] A health-care facility that saves lives and prevents the transmission of deadly diseases should be hailed as an innovative advancement in medical car ...
Vancouver's safe injection site cuts overdose deaths [18.04.2011] The number of drug-overdose deaths on Vancouver’s notorious downtown Eastside fell sharply after the opening of a safe injection site, new research s ...
Injection drug facility coming to San Francisco? [06.02.2011] A legal, city-funded center where intravenous drug users can get needles and shoot up without consequence is on the agenda in San Francisco. The idea ...
The Dutch treatment and social support system for drug users [15.01.2011] This paper, written in collaboration with the Correlation Network, briefly describes the history and the basic elements of the Dutch drug dependence ...
France mulls opening 'shooting galleries' for drug addicts [24.09.2010] French officials across the political spectrum have expressed support for "shooting galleries", where addicts could use drugs under medical supervisi ...
Smoking of crack cocaine as a risk factor for HIV infection among people who use injection drugs [27.10.2009] This paper examined whether use of crack cocaine has become a risk factor for HIV infection. Smoking of crack cocaine was found to be an independent ...
Safe injection site still not safe [30.05.2008] Ignoring all the scientific evidence, Canada Health Minister Tony Clement will move to close Canada's only sanctioned safe-injection site, announcing ...
Canada drug law contributes to the harm it seeks to prevent [28.05.2008] In a surprise ruling yesterday, the British Colombia Supreme Court supported Vancouver's experimental supervised injection clinic Insite - North Amer ...
“I inject less as I have easier access to pipes” [30.04.2007] Among injection drug users (IDUs) in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, prevalence rates of HIV (20.6 percent) and hepatitis C HCV (75.8 percent) are amo ...
European report on drug consumption rooms [01.02.2004] Drug consumption rooms have been established in several countries, where confirmed drug users are allowed to consume their drugs in hygienic conditio ...
Evaluation of the work of drug consumption rooms in the Federal Republic of Germany [01.07.2003] Besides the classic approaches (drug counselling centres, therapy for substance abuse) there exist reform and pilot projects to develop alternative w ...

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