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Drug consumption rooms

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Published on Jun 4, 2015

Supervised drug consumption facilities, where illicit drugs can be used under the supervision of trained staff, have been operating in Europe for the last three decades. These facilities primarily aim to reduce the acute risks of disease transmission through unhygienic injecting, prevent drug-related overdose deaths and connect high-risk drug users with addiction treatment and other health and social services. They also seek to contribute to a reduction in drug use in public places and the presence of discarded needles and other related public order problems linked with open drug scenes. Typically, drug consumption rooms provide drug users with: sterile injecting equipment; counselling services before, during and after drug consumption; emergency care in the event of overdose; and primary medical care and referral to appropriate social healthcare and addiction treatment services.

The EMCDDA would like to thank the Public Health Agency of Barcelona and all staff of CAS Baluard for their cooperation.

Read more: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/pods

Music: Alessandro Pirona.

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