Injection room saves 30 lives

Deputy mayor wants more drug-taking facilities across the city but opposition party Konservative is still against legal injection rooms
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Thursday, April 4, 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 mayor for social affairs, Mikkel Warming (Enhedslisten), contends that the success of the injection room should be expanded across the city. The deputy mayor, however, is not likely to get the Konservative party to support the move. Konservative's legal spokesperson, Tom Behnke would rather introduce prescription heroin and increase efforts to rehabilitate addicts.