By Drug Talk

The Greek Parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed the opening of drug consumption rooms (DCRs) - facilities that save lives and reduce drug-related harms.

The legislation, which was backed by the health ministry, passed through parliament with 229 votes in favour and only 32 opposed on March 7. The ministry of health can now license specific sites around the country to operate as DCRs - facilities where people can use illegal drugs in a safe, sterile environment, and without fear of prosecution.