Items tagged with drug consumption rooms

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Toronto board of health approves supervised injection sites [03.07.2016] The stories of Toronto residents who died of overdoses on Toronto streets were heard for hours by board of health members, told by their friends, fam ...
The safe room [01.07.2016] With Australia struggling to curb its crisis with methamphetamine two leading drug reform campaigners, Dr Alex Wodak and Matt Noffs, embarked on a re ...
Plans for UK's first drug injecting centre in Glasgow [29.06.2016] Plans are being drawn up for the UK's first drug injecting facility in Glasgow city centre to tackle rising HIV cases and risk to the public from dis ...
Drug experts plan Australia's first ice smoking room despite Government opposition [29.06.2016] Drug law reformers Matt Noffs and Dr Alex Wodak are pushing ahead with Australia's first supervised ice smoking room, in a move which directly contra ...
Street opioids are getting deadlier. Overseeing drug use can reduce deaths [25.04.2016] As health officials battle increasing mortality associated with heroin and prescription opioids, an even more dangerous group of street drugs has app ...
Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference [15.03.2016] The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philoso ...
Government approves pilot scheme for drug injection facility in Dublin [14.12.2015] The cabinet has approved a pilot scheme for a medically supervised drug injection facility in Dublin. The facility was proposed by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, ...
Safe-injection sites are cost-effective to health system: study [29.11.2015] A new Canadian study about safe-injection sites for intravenous drug users concludes that they are cost-effective to the health-care system — an argu ...
Heroin addiction: How to smack it down [06.11.2015] Ireland would establish "medically supervised injecting facilities" where heroin addicts can take their drugs, using clean equipment, under doctors’ ...
Pot legalization looks certain for Canada [20.10.2015] Carrying a torch for marijuana legalization, the Liberal Party of Canada emerged like a phoenix from parliamentary election to an absolute majority i ...
Public to have say on legality of drugs [03.07.2015] The Irish public is being invited to have a say in what is thought to be the country’s first official examination of the decriminalisation of drugs f ...
Drug injection rooms a resounding success [26.05.2015] The drug injection rooms ('fixerum') that opened for customers some two and a half years ago in Denmark have been hailed as a resounding success. Out ...
Legalise cannabis in Luxembourg? [10.05.2015] Luxembourg's Parliament is to debate the decriminalisation of consumption of cannabis, the health minister said while outlining a new drug prevention ...
Minister wants to see supervised 'injection centres' for addicts [07.05.2015] Drugs Minister Aodhan O'Riordain from Ireland has said he wants to see legislation introducing injection centres for addicts before the next election ...
France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries' [07.04.2015] France's National Assembly voted this week to legalize drug consumption rooms - safe places for addicts to consume drugs - in the hope of keeping use ...
Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 [04.03.2015] In 2008, Harm Reduction International released the Global State of Harm Reduction, a report that mapped responses to drug-related HIV and hepatitis C ...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi ...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a small ...
Un peu moins de fumée autour des politiques antidrogues [19.11.2014] Il faut changer la loi de 1970 pénalisant l’usage de cannabis : c’est ce que préconisent deux députés, auteurs d’un rapport sur les drogues illicites ...
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 ...

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