Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre

The number of HIV-infected drug users rose sharply at the height of the crisis in 2011-2012
Monday, November 25, 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 Organization Against Drugs, OKANA, said. Following similar projects in Western Europe, Canada and Australia, the centre Odysseas lets users inject drugs they bring themselves, under medical supervision, and has been visited by more than 200 addicts since it was set up in October.