Last Monday, the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt visited Mændenes Hjem (Men´s Home), the drug consumption room (DCR) which opened in October 2012 in Copenhagen. Mændenes Hjem has 3,292 registered users and 500-700 daily users.

Since it opened, the DCR has housed 285,000 intakes and 250 drug users have suffered an overdose, but, due to the supervision facillities and the emergency treatment provided by the centre none of them died. In Copenhangen, the number of drug deaths has been reduced by 100 per year.

Drug users from the centre gave a hug to the Prime Minister and thanked her for making this harm reduction proyect possible.

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