Plans for UK's first drug injecting centre in Glasgow

Current estimates suggest some 500 people are injecting drugs in public places in the city centre
The Herald (UK)
Thursday, June 30, 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 discarded needles. The Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is setting up a working group to explore the potential of piloting a facility and heroin-assisted treatment. Public health chiefs said Scotland was "decades behind" other European countries in tackling problem drug use. Research has shown that such facilities do not increase drug use, frequency of injecting or higher rates of local drug-related crime. (Herald View: a progressive Scotland should welcome heroin consumption rooms)