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- More than 90 drug consumption rooms have been set up worldwide since the mid 1980s, including: Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Norway and Canada
- They are professionally supervised healthcare facilities where drug users can use substances in safe and hygienic conditions
- They aim to establish contact with difficult-to-reach users, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Tom Scanlon, Brighton and Hove's director of public health, said the city has a "relatively high" number of drug users, with a high number of drug-related deaths in the past.
Proposals from the Independent Drugs Commission for Brighton and Hove, have suggested that drug consumption rooms could be used, to cut the number of fatalities from substance misuse.
Misuse in the city remains incredibly high, despite the city shedding its crown as the UK's drugs death capital.
- In 2000, 67 residents died a drug-related death, with the figure now standing at around 20
- More than 2,000 people are considered problem heroin and cocaine users, and that over 60,000 people in the city have used illegal drugs
Brighton and Hove could become the first city in the country to offer safe havens for addicts to use illegal drugs under professional supervision, without fear of prosecution.
Once known as the drugs capital of the UK, drug consumption rooms could be used to cut the number of fatalities from substance misuse, a report said.
Public health leaders have suggested that more people should be trained to administer a life-saving overdose antidote, as part of a series of measures aimed at cutting the harm drugs cause.