Items tagged with drug consumption rooms

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In booming Brazil, crack strikes late but hard [18.07.2011] About two decades after the U.S. emerged from the worst of its own crack epidemic, Brazilian authorities are watching the cheap drug spread across th ...
Insite’s next battle: supervised inhalation [14.05.2011] Insite’s operators have twice applied for a federal health exemption to allow crack cocaine smokers to use the room – the request was rejected in 200 ...
No evidence to contradict studies that supervised drug injections save addicts’ lives [12.05.2011] Under tough judicial grilling, the Harper government conceded it had no evidence to counter scientific research showing supervised drug injections sa ...
Former mayors speak out for Insite [11.05.2011] Divided by politics but united by drug policy, five former Vancouver mayors have issued a last-minute plea to Ottawa to drop its appeal of earlier co ...
Globe editorial: Supervised injection for the sake of public health [11.05.2011] Vancouver’s supervised drug-injection clinic, Insite, saves lives and prevents human misery. Providing addicts with a safe, sterile place to inject h ...
The arguments for and against Vancouver’s supervised injection site [11.05.2011] When the Supreme Court of Canada convenes to consider Vancouver’s supervised injection site, it will hear detailed arguments that hinge on the fine p ...
Counterpoint: Drug addicts can’t recover if they’re already dead [20.04.2011] InSite does not operate under the assumption that addiction is incurable. We believe in recovery; in fact, the biggest difference between our approac ...
It’s time to inject some Insite into this campaign [19.04.2011] For all the thunderous warnings about Stephen Harper’s hidden agenda, there has been remarkably little talk in this election about one of the few rea ...
Dying for a change on safe-injection site [18.04.2011] A health-care facility that saves lives and prevents the transmission of deadly diseases should be hailed as an innovative advancement in medical car ...
Vancouver's safe injection site cuts overdose deaths [18.04.2011] The number of drug-overdose deaths on Vancouver’s notorious downtown Eastside fell sharply after the opening of a safe injection site, new research s ...
Injection drug facility coming to San Francisco? [06.02.2011] A legal, city-funded center where intravenous drug users can get needles and shoot up without consequence is on the agenda in San Francisco. The idea ...
The Dutch treatment and social support system for drug users [15.01.2011] This paper, written in collaboration with the Correlation Network, briefly describes the history and the basic elements of the Dutch drug dependence ...
France mulls opening 'shooting galleries' for drug addicts [24.09.2010] French officials across the political spectrum have expressed support for "shooting galleries", where addicts could use drugs under medical supervisi ...
Smoking of crack cocaine as a risk factor for HIV infection among people who use injection drugs [27.10.2009] This paper examined whether use of crack cocaine has become a risk factor for HIV infection. Smoking of crack cocaine was found to be an independent ...
Safe injection site still not safe [30.05.2008] Ignoring all the scientific evidence, Canada Health Minister Tony Clement will move to close Canada's only sanctioned safe-injection site, announcing ...
Canada drug law contributes to the harm it seeks to prevent [28.05.2008] In a surprise ruling yesterday, the British Colombia Supreme Court supported Vancouver's experimental supervised injection clinic Insite - North Amer ...
“I inject less as I have easier access to pipes” [30.04.2007] Among injection drug users (IDUs) in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, prevalence rates of HIV (20.6 percent) and hepatitis C HCV (75.8 percent) are amo ...
European report on drug consumption rooms [01.02.2004] Drug consumption rooms have been established in several countries, where confirmed drug users are allowed to consume their drugs in hygienic conditio ...
Evaluation of the work of drug consumption rooms in the Federal Republic of Germany [01.07.2003] Besides the classic approaches (drug counselling centres, therapy for substance abuse) there exist reform and pilot projects to develop alternative w ...
Drug Consumption Rooms [01.04.2003] The first drug consumption room for opiate-dependent persons in Germany was opened in Frankfort on the Main in December 1994. In March 2003 there wer ...
Flexibility of treaty provisions [30.09.2002] In a confidential and authoritative memorandum to the INCB, UNODC legal experts argue that most harm reduction measures are in fact acceptable under ...
Use of Narcotic Drugs in Public Injection Rooms under Public International Law [07.01.2000] State-controlled public injection rooms are not expressly referred to in any of the rele­vant international conventions. It is thus necessary to dete ...

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