Items tagged with drug consumption rooms

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Overdoses are killing more people in Western Canada than COVID-19. B.C. has a bold new plan [25.09.2020] Canada’s other epidemic, the opioids overdose crisis, is more deadly than ever this year. Deaths in British Columbia hit new highs over the spring, i ...
The incredible story of Zürich’s journey to harm reduction [09.09.2020] It was in 1992 that the Platzspitz city park – right by Zürich train station and internationally nicknamed “Needle Park” – was cleared out by the pol ...
Mobile ‘fix room’ begins operating in Glasgow [02.09.2020] A drug consumption van where addicts can inject heroin has been launched in Glasgow - despite warnings it could be breaking the law. Peter Krykant, a ...
Amid spike in opioid overdoses, momentum for reform wavers [31.08.2020] U.S. states and cities are seeing increases in opioid-related overdose deaths A paper issued by the American Medical Association this summer found th ...
First major study by Glasgow experts finds Scottish public support drug consumption rooms [30.07.2020] Research from a Glasgow university has revealed that the majority of Scots back the introduction of drug consumption rooms (DCRs) – with academics in ...
Secret US drug injection site shows how supervision could save lives [08.07.2020] For five years, a secret supervised drug injection site has operated in the US, allowing drug users to inject more than 10,000 times in a sterile, pr ...
Supervised consumption sites save Alberta money: University of Calgary study [25.06.2020] A study from the University of Calgary has concluded the Calgary supervised consumption site is saving the province money. The study looked at the co ...
Safe injecting room trial extended in North Richmond [05.06.2020] Victoria will keep its supervised injecting room in North Richmond open for another three years and is set to create a second facility near Queen Vic ...
Portugal’s answer to the heroin crisis [22.04.2020] After years of mounting overdoses, HIV infections and rampant heroin addiction, Portugal opted in 2001 for a daring experiment: The country decrimina ...
A shortage of illicit drugs is imminent due to the coronavirus lockdown [24.03.2020] We’ve already witnessed the havoc of coronavirus as panic-buying compromises supply and distribution of food and some medicines. The illicit drug mar ...
Safe injection sites: Coronavirus underlines why they make sense [17.03.2020] As cases of COVID-19 infections and fatalities begin to surge, an aggressive testing campaign is finally getting underway across the nation. American ...
Landmark NSW inquiry condemns ineffective drug laws and calls for decriminalisation [27.02.2020] A New South Wales government-commissioned special inquiry into drug use has slammed the criminalisation of drug users as a “profound flaw” in the sta ...
Philadelphia nonprofit opening nation's first supervised injection site next week [26.02.2020] After a two-year battle, the Philadelphia nonprofit Safehouse says next week it will open the first space in the U.S. where people struggling with ad ...
What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis? [26.02.2020] Scotland has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in Europe and the numbers are continuing to rise at an alarming speed. Both the Scottish governm ...
Deputy Mayor wants pilot for safe consumption room in new drug strategy [27.01.2020] In Bristol, there were 49 drug related deaths in 2017/18 – the highest ever recorded. There are almost 5,000 heroin and crack users in the city and, ...
Why overdose deaths have fallen here - despite more overdose [14.01.2020] Roughly 66 times every single day in British Columbia, someone calls 911 for a suspected drug overdose. And 66 times every day, an operator answers o ...
Tainted drugs are fuelling Thunder Bay's opioid deaths, say advocates. They want a safe supply to fight it [08.01.2020] Inside the only supervised injection site in Thunder Bay, Ont., nurse practitioner Josh Fraser has reversed so many opioid overdoses that he says the ...
Philly’s supervised injection site backers say they won’t delay opening while Justice Dept. appeals [07.01.2020] The Philadelphia nonprofit hoping to operate the nation’s first supervised injection site it would not let an expected appeal by the Justice Departme ...
Canada’s opioid crisis: The people and communities fighting for change and finding solutions [23.12.2019] The drug crisis has claimed thousands of lives in Canada, with no communities spared. Now, many are banding together to speak up and find solutions. ...
Medical grade heroin drug treatment centre to open in Glasgow [26.11.2019] A new service providing medical grade heroin to the most problematic drug users in Glasgow is ready to open. The Enhanced Drug Treatment Service will ...
SNP formally backs decriminalisation of drugs [13.10.2019] The SNP has backed decriminalising the possession and consumption of drugs. At its conference in Aberdeen, a resolution was unanimously passed by del ...
Paritätische Bremen fordert Cannabis-Legalisierung [07.10.2019] Der Paritätische Bremen fordert eine Neuausrichtung der Drogen- und Suchtpolitik in Bremen. Der Spitzenverband der Wohlfahrtspflege will, dass legale ...
Judge rules planned supervised injection site does not violate federal drug laws [02.10.2019] A judge has ruled that a Philadelphia nonprofit group's plan to open the first supervised injection site in the U.S. where people can use illegal opi ...
Canada’s drug crisis has a solution. Politicians don’t like it [29.09.2019] A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction, found that a trio of policies adopted to combat the opioid overdose epidemic saved, ...
Fate of Philly safe consumption site now hinges on judge’s ruling [06.09.2019] Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe consumption site (SCS) to help cut the city ...
France is testing safe drug consumption rooms for opioid addicts [31.07.2019] Paris’s supervised consumption room, close to the Gare du Nord train station, is preventing potential fatalities and delivering much-needed health ca ...
When harm reduction expansion stifles activism: A lesson from Europe [23.07.2019] Western European harm reduction presents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the widespread availability of effective harm reduction programs is ...
Drugs expert barred from policy panel after criticising Home Office [11.06.2019] A government minister vetoed the appointment of an expert to a public body after vetting found she had criticised the Home Office and called for drug ...
California bill to create ‘safe injection sites’ in San Francisco clears Assembly [23.05.2019] A bill that would allow San Francisco city officials to open facilities where people can inject drugs without legal consequences cleared the state As ...
Without safe injection sites, more opioid users will die [23.05.2019] Ontario is undoubtedly in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. From January to September 2018, an incredible 1,031 Ontarians died of an overdose. ...
Oakland explores possibility of opening safe injection site [13.05.2019] Oakland officials are exploring building a safe injection site for illicit-drug users in hopes of lowering open-air drug use on city streets. Mayor L ...
Trump Justice Department goes after overdose prevention sites as ‘crack houses’ [24.04.2019] Two major U.S. cities are trying to open facilities to save drug users’ lives, but the Trump administration is trying to stop them, arguing the facil ...
Calls for drug law reform in Sweden as drug deaths continue unabated [18.04.2019] The debate around Sweden’s zero-tolerance drug policy has been reignited in recent months, due to the approach’s failure to reduce drug deaths. Swede ...
Demand for supervised injection sites steady as funding decisions loom [11.03.2019] As toxic and often deadly fentanyl began popping up in the city's illicit drug supply fatal overdoses surged. Despite strong opposition, four supervi ...
Drug consumption rooms 'should be considered' in NI [07.03.2019] Consideration should be given to providing rooms where people can safely inject themselves with illegal drugs, NI's chief medical officer Dr Michael ...
Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from opioid overdoses [23.02.2019] Drugs now kill about 70,000 Americans every year—more than car crashes or guns (both 39,000), more than AIDS did at the height of its epidemic (42,00 ...
Safe injection site for opioid users faces Trump administration crackdown [06.02.2019] The Justice Department is suing to stop a Philadelphia group from opening what some public health experts and mayors consider the next front in fight ...
A safe fix for Bristol’s drug users and the city [25.01.2019] Unlike in Bristol, in 66 cities around the world, drug users don’t have to take their drugs in public or down an alleyway. Instead they do it in a cl ...
Safer opioids actively being reviewed for epidemic: chief public health officer [12.12.2018] Public health officials across Canada are seriously considering increasing the supply of safer opioids to quell a crisis that newly released data sho ...
A promising way to help drug users is ‘severely lacking’ around the world, report says [11.12.2018] Global funding for harm reduction programs is in “crisis,” according to the latest Global State of Harm Reduction report, potentially threatening the ...
Harm reduction is the right way to treat drug abuse [24.11.2018] Portugal’s policies are based on “harm reduction” approaches pioneered in countries such as Switzerland in the 1980s. The idea is to emphasise treatm ...
How 'fixing rooms' are saving the lives of drug addicts [21.11.2018] All over Europe, every day, many thousands of people will inject heroin in drug consumption rooms. But none of these will be in the UK, where drug ad ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia ...
‘An argument that made no sense at all’ [05.10.2018] Former Gov. Ed Rendell announced that he is incorporating a nonprofit, called Safehouse, that will work to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia ...
Refuting science, Jerry Brown vetoes safe injection plan [01.10.2018] Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could have been the nation’s first supervised ...
A major study questioned the evidence for safe injection sites. It’s now been retracted [27.09.2018] A major meta-analysis published earlier this year that questioned the empirical evidence for supervised drug consumption sites has been retracted by ...
Cities defiant after Justice Department’s threat on ‘supervised injection sites’ [04.09.2018] Cities seeking to open sites where illegal drug users are monitored to prevent overdoses responded defiantly to a Justice Department threat to take “ ...
Watchful eyes: At peer-run injection sites, drug users help each other stay safe [13.07.2018] People who use injection drugs in Vancouver, British Columbia, can do so, if they choose, under the watchful eyes of someone trained to help them if ...
Cities planning supervised drug injection sites fear Justice Department reaction [12.07.2018] In parts of the country hit hard by addiction, some public health officials are considering running sites where people can use heroin and other illeg ...
Police commissioners urge Home Office to drop opposition to addicts’ ‘fix rooms’ [02.07.2018] There are renewed calls for the UK government to allow the opening of a drug consumption room in Glasgow after three police and crime commissioners b ...

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