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Schatz, Eberhard and Nougier, Marie [IDPC] . (2012) Drug consumption rooms: evidence and practice. London: International Drug Policy Consortium. 23 p.

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For the past 10 to 20 years, drug consumption rooms (DCRs) have become an integrated part of the drug treatment and harm reduction strategy in a variety of countries in Western Europe, North America and Australia. However, they have not yet been established in the majority of countries worldwide.

This briefing paper provides a short summary of the background, history and objectives of DCRs, and analyses available evidence regarding their impact. The second part of the briefing paper consists of an overview of the various DCRs in different countries, with a particular focus on the concepts used to develop these facilities with regard to the local political, cultural and social situation of each country.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:IDPC
Date:July 2012
Pages:23 p.
Publisher:International Drug Policy Consortium
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention > Drugs and alcohol use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > Needle distribution and exchange
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Safe spaces for drug users (injecting centre)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on drugs and alcohol > Harm reduction policy
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe

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