Drug consumption rooms ruled out by government

Policies could be developed by local bodies
BBC News (UK)
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The UK government has dismissed a call from its own advisory body to consider introducing drug consumption rooms. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) had said the rooms had the potential to reduce drug deaths. In response to a record number of drug deaths, ACMD recommended in 2016 that "consideration should be given" to the introduction of drug consumption rooms. The rooms offer a space for users to take class A drugs under the supervision of medical professionals. The government said it has no plans to back consumption rooms but policies could be developed by local bodies. (See also: Campaigners attack Government's new flagship drugs strategy as 'same failed old recipe' | Who will this ‘new’ Home Office drugs strategy help?)