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Fortson, Rudi and McCulloch, Liz [SSRN] . (2018) Evidence and issues concerning drug consumption rooms. London: Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies. 32 p. Research paper no. 279/2018

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Problematic and chaotic drug use (particularly by persons who inject drugs) carried on in public places such as streets and parks, creates an environment of high risk to personal and public health (including drug-related deaths and contaminated drug litter). Such use frequently gives rise to wider social problems, but it is also indicative of underlying issues and causes such as homelessness, chronic medical conditions, absence (or loss) of adequate harm-reduction services, and financial hardship. As part of a system of interventions to address these issues, a number of cities in Europe and elsewhere have established supervised drug consumption facilities. None yet exists in the UK. This paper details the evidence and issues concerning Drug Consumption Rooms discussed at a one-day conference hosted by the Criminal Justice Centre, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Volteface) on March 27, 2018.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:May 2018
Pages:32 p.
Publisher:Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies
Place of Publication:London
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Safe spaces for drug users (injecting centre / consumption rooms)
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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