Why addicts take drugs in 'fix rooms'

Denmark opened its first fix room in 2012
BBC News (UK)
Monday, January 9, 2017

denmark dcrBritain could soon see its first "fix room" for drug users - a safe space where addicts can take illegal narcotics under medical supervision. But who uses such places and how do they work? Injecting rooms have been around for more than 30 years. Drug rooms exist officially in several European countries, including Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Spain, as well as in Canada and Australia. Recently a Paris hospital started housing France's first "shooting gallery". Glasgow is planning to open the UK's first drugs consumption room and those behind it have been looking to countries like Denmark for inspiration. (Canada: Suddenly, safe-injection sites are mainstream politics)