Mobile ‘fix room’ begins operating in Glasgow

There are nearly 500 injecting users in Glasgow city centre
BBC News (UK)
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

uk mobile dcr glasgowA drug consumption van where addicts can inject heroin has been launched in Glasgow - despite warnings it could be breaking the law. Peter Krykant, a recovering heroin addict and former drugs worker, has modified a minibus into a facility where he says addicts can safely take drugs under supervision. He hopes it will help prevent overdoses and blood-borne viruses among users. The UK government said it had no plans to introduce drug consumption rooms. It added that anyone running such a facility would be committing offences including possession of a controlled drug and being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug. (See also: 'I'll risk jail to save lives'; UK's first illegal drugs consumption room launches in Glasgow)