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User rooms for drug addicts

A report from the Independent Drugs Commission for Brighton and Hove has suggested a series of measures aimed at cutting the harm of drugs. Brighton and Hove could become the first city in the country to offer safe havens for addicts.

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What are drug consumption rooms?

  • 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

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