Drug consumption rooms: An overview of provision and evidence
13 September 2016
Supervised drug consumption facilities, where illicit drugs can be used under the supervision of trained staff, have been operating in Europe for the last three decades. These facilities primarily aim to reduce the acute risks of disease transmission through unhygienic injecting, prevent drug-related overdose deaths and connect high-risk drug users with drug dependence treatment and other health and social services.
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- European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)