Items tagged with drug consumption rooms

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Montreal opens first mobile supervised injection clinic in North America [19.06.2017] Montreal has launched the first mobile supervised injection clinic in North America, as part of a package of services aimed at fighting back against ...
Copenhagen’s drug injection rooms a success story, mayor says [14.06.2017] The lives of drug addicts who overdose can often be saved, provided they are using a drug injection room, figures show. Since two fixerums were opene...
Support users, don't punish them: Ex-AFP boss' radical ideas to beat the drug trade [13.06.2017] For over half a century governments in Australia have relied heavily on law enforcement to curb the drug trade and reduce drug use. But despite huge ...
Canada’s mayors call for speedy approval of proposals to address overdose crisis [25.05.2017] Canada’s big-city mayors are calling for the expedited approval of new supervised drug-consumption sites, improved data collection and the expansion ...
Canada eases steps to open supervised drug injection sites amid opioid crisis [21.05.2017] Canada’s government has made it easier to open supervised drug injection sites across the country, offering communities a lifeline as they battle an ...
It’s time to kick our addiction to the war on drugs [25.04.2017] As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes the lead in crafting the Trump administration’s response to the opioid crisis, he and his colleagues need...
Durham police will give addicts heroin to inject in 'shooting galleries' [05.03.2017] Heroin addicts will be given supplies to inject in specially designated “shooting galleries” under radical plans to tackle drug-related crime in Durh...
Plan to open injection facility in Dublin for drug users [07.02.2017] The Government will discuss legislation which would exempt drug users from prosecution if found with certain illegal drugs in a supervised injection ...
Awash in overdoses, Seattle creates safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs [27.01.2017] Officials in Seattle approved the nation’s first “safe-injection” sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but n...
Injecting drugs, under a watchful eye [18.01.2017] It has been nearly 30 years since the first needle exchange program opened in the United States. America has another epidemic now: overdose deaths fr...
Why addicts take drugs in 'fix rooms' [09.01.2017] Britain could soon see its first "fix room" for drug users - a safe space where addicts can take illegal narcotics under medical supervision. But who...
Make heroin available on prescription, official UK drug advisers say [11.12.2016] Heroin on prescription and supervised injecting rooms are among a range of measures that the government’s drug advisers have suggested to reverse the...
Ottawa moves to facilitate more injection sites as death toll climbs [09.12.2016] Ottawa will introduce a bill that is expected to reduce barriers to opening and operating supervised drug-con­sumption sites in Canada. The move come...
France's first injection room for addicts opens in Paris [11.10.2016] France's first supervised drug centre or " salle de shoot" opened in Paris near the Gare du Nord train station. The area is a known hotspot for drug ...
Vancouver’s safer injection services stalled as overdose death toll mounts [30.09.2016] On Sept. 30, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Vancouver’s Insite, North America’s first legally authorized safer injection site. ...
Lausanne dit oui à l'expérience du joint légal [05.09.2016] Sans surprise, les élus lausannois ont donné leur feu vert à la Ville. Celle-ci pourra rejoindre le groupe formé par les grandes villes de Suisse qui...
Safe injection clinic says 90% of clients' heroin had dangerous drug additive [01.09.2016] North America’s only supervised injection site has found that 90% of its clients’ heroin contained the powerful synthetic fentanyl. Vancouver’s Insit...
Seattle’s potential solution for heroin epidemic: Places for legal drug use [24.08.2016] A task force established to combat a heroin epidemic in the Seattle metropolitan area has endorsed a strategy of establishing places where addicts wo...
Scandinavia’s largest drug injection room opens in Copenhagen [13.08.2016] H17, a new drug consumption room (fixerum), officially opens in Copenhagen. H17 was designed and decorated to specially suit the needs of drug users,...
Hysteria about drugs and harm minimisation [11.08.2016] No matter how impressive the evidence of benefits, or how weak the evidence of serious side effects or how badly a strategy is needed, new harm reduc...
Toronto board of health approves supervised injection sites [03.07.2016] The stories of Toronto residents who died of overdoses on Toronto streets were heard for hours by board of health members, told by their friends, fam...
The safe room [01.07.2016] With Australia struggling to curb its crisis with methamphetamine two leading drug reform campaigners, Dr Alex Wodak and Matt Noffs, embarked on a re...
Plans for UK's first drug injecting centre in Glasgow [29.06.2016] Plans are being drawn up for the UK's first drug injecting facility in Glasgow city centre to tackle rising HIV cases and risk to the public from dis...
Drug experts plan Australia's first ice smoking room despite Government opposition [29.06.2016] Drug law reformers Matt Noffs and Dr Alex Wodak are pushing ahead with Australia's first supervised ice smoking room, in a move which directly contra...
Street opioids are getting deadlier. Overseeing drug use can reduce deaths [25.04.2016] As health officials battle increasing mortality associated with heroin and prescription opioids, an even more dangerous group of street drugs has app...
Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference [15.03.2016] The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philoso...
Government approves pilot scheme for drug injection facility in Dublin [14.12.2015] The cabinet has approved a pilot scheme for a medically supervised drug injection facility in Dublin. The facility was proposed by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin,...
Heroin addiction: How to smack it down [06.11.2015] Ireland would establish " medically supervised injecting facilities" where heroin addicts can take their drugs, using clean equipment, under doctors’...
Pot legalization looks certain for Canada [20.10.2015] Carrying a torch for marijuana legalization, the Liberal Party of Canada emerged like a phoenix from parliamentary election to an absolute majority i...
Public to have say on legality of drugs [03.07.2015] The Irish public is being invited to have a say in what is thought to be the country’s first official examination of the decriminalisation of drugs f...
Drug injection rooms a resounding success [26.05.2015] The drug injection rooms ('fixerum') that opened for customers some two and a half years ago in Denmark have been hailed as a resounding success. Out...
Legalise cannabis in Luxembourg? [10.05.2015] Luxembourg's Parliament is to debate the decriminalisation of consumption of cannabis, the health minister said while outlining a new drug prevention...
Minister wants to see supervised 'injection centres' for addicts [07.05.2015] Drugs Minister Aodhan O'Riordain from Ireland has said he wants to see legislation introducing injection centres for addicts before the next election...
France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries' [07.04.2015] France's National Assembly voted this week to legalize drug consumption rooms - safe places for addicts to consume drugs - in the hope of keeping use...
Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 [04.03.2015] In 2008, Harm Reduction International released the Global State of Harm Reduction, a report that mapped responses to drug-related HIV and hepatitis C...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users ’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a smal...
Un peu moins de fumée autour des politiques antidrogues [19.11.2014] Il faut changer la loi de 1970 pénalisant l’usage de cannabis : c’est ce que préconisent deux députés, auteurs d’un rapport sur les drogues illicites...
Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre [24.11.2013] 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 ...
Drug-related deaths down [24.11.2013] "It is encouraging that we have been able to achieve a drop in numbers in an area where Denmark’s figures are otherwise too high," says Health Minist...
Drug rooms: Admirers eye Copenhagen model [29.10.2013] As a senior police official in northern England calls for safe rooms for the injection of hard drugs, attention has focused on similar projects aroun...
Paris drugs shooting gallery given the go-ahead [30.05.2013] Drug users in Paris will be able to inject themselves in a secure and monitored environment after a site near the city’s busy Gare du Nord was agreed...
Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs [23.05.2013] The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle dr...
Inside Denmark's 'fixing rooms', where nurses watch as addicts inject in safety [04.05.2013] Since the launch of the room, the quantity of drug paraphernalia collected from gutters, playgrounds, stairwells and doorways in the area has halved....
Brighton plans safe rooms for addicts to inject drugs [13.04.2013] Brighton is set to be the first British city to offer official "drug consumption rooms" where addicts can use heroin, crack and cocaine under supervi...
Daniel Vaillant pense à une «salle de crack» [13.04.2013] Daniel Vaillant (PS), a suggéré de réfléchir à la création d’une salle de consommation de crack, une fois que la «salle de shoot» de la gare du Nord ...
Injection room saves 30 lives [03.04.2013] Staff at Copenhagen’s first legal drug injection room have saved 30 lives since it opened last autumn, according to metroXpress newspaper.The deputy ...
Marijuana to fight drug addiction [01.04.2013] BBC Mundo reports that Bogotá is planning a system of "controlled consumption centers," where addicts could be weaned off more hard-core drugs, such ...
Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking [28.02.2013] The Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the numb...
Drug users to have secure site in Paris [11.02.2013] Drug users in France will soon have a state-sanctioned place where they can use heroin, crack and other intravenous drugs, after the government appro...

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