Change, grow, live
We recognise that entering structured treatment is not always possible, or even desired by some individuals, and these people would be most likely to benefit from Safer Consumption Rooms. While we are not currently looking to establish any facilities of this nature, we would certainly be open to working with any of our commissioners who may wish to consider this initiative.
Drug consumption rooms have moved up the agenda since the UK has witnessed the highest number of drug related deaths on record, and although there are roughly 100 drug consumption rooms legally in operation worldwide, so far, none have been established in the UK. Safer consumption rooms, also named as ‘drug consumption rooms’, are facilities where illicit drugs can be consumed under the supervision of trained staff. They have been proven to: reach those who are the most marginalised and most at risk of drug related harm ; prevent overdoses and drug related deaths : reduce risky injecting practices : increase uptake in treatment : reduce public injecting : reduce drug related litter.
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