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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Clients of Danish drug consumption room reduce public injecting. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (13 December 2016) 2 p.

PDF (Self-reported changes in drug use behaviors and syringe disposal methods following the opening of a supervised injecting facility in Copenhagen, Denmark.)

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According to clients of this Danish drug consumption room, access to a safe injecting facility reduced their public injecting and unsafe syringe disposal.

Key points From summary and commentary
• Clients using a Danish safe injecting facility were invited to participate in a study about their injecting behaviours and practices.
• Most reported less rushed/stressful injections, less public injecting outdoors and no longer sharing needles after the facility opened.
• As a public health intervention, the facility successfully reached people engaging in high-risk behaviours

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:December 2016
Pages:2 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
Number:13 December 2016
Subjects:G Health and disease > Etiology > Disease transmission factor > Needle sharing
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
T Demographic characteristics > Person who injects drugs (Intravenous / injecting)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Denmark

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