Scandinavia’s largest drug injection room opens in Copenhagen

H17 in Vesterbro offers 1,000 sq metres of supervised facilities
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Sunday, August 14, 2016

denmark-h17-dcrH17, a new drug consumption room (fixerum), officially opens in Copenhagen. H17 was designed and decorated to specially suit the needs of drug users, who will find a sterile, supervised and supportive environment with access to medical and psycho-social services. According to Foregningen Fixerum, some 300 drug users die from overdoses in Denmark every year – one of the highest rates per capita in Europe. “Here they can take their drugs in a safe environment, and because it’s so peaceful here, we can hopefully get some of them to consider talking to a treatment worker,” said Louise Runge Mortensen, the head of H17.