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STUDY 2005 PDF file 149Kb
Syringe sharing cut by two-thirds after injecting room opens

After showing that the safer injecting facility in Vancouver benefited the community by reducing public injecting and injection-related litter, researchers have now shown that it also safeguarded its users by cutting the number who shared syringes by two-thirds.

STUDY 2011 HTM file
Reduction in overdose mortality after the opening of North America's first medically supervised safer injecting facility: a retrospective population-based study

The safer injecting facility in Vancouver prevented overdose deaths but only in areas nearest the service, suggesting that often several facilities will be needed to make a city-wide impact.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
The impact of a supervised injecting facility on ambulance call-outs in Sydney, Australia

Evidence that the supervised injecting centre which opened in 2001 in Sydney’s ‘red light’ district resulted in fewer opioid overdoses requiring an ambulance, relieving pressure on emergency services.

STUDY 2014 HTM file
Self-reported changes in drug use behaviors and syringe disposal methods following the opening of a supervised injecting facility in Copenhagen, Denmark

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

REVIEW 2015 HTM file
Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence

The European Union’s drug misuse monitoring centre says the evidence contradicts concerns that facilities where drug users can more safely use illegal drugs might counterproductively encourage drug use, delay treatment entry, or aggravate problems arising from local drug markets; instead both the users and the community benefit.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Drug Matrix cell A1: Interventions; Reducing harm

Seminal and key studies on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions such as needle exchanges.

HOT TOPIC 2016 HTM file
Harm reduction: what’s it for?

‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Opposing agendas have led to a shifting balance between seeing harm-reduction as acceptable only in the service of the greater good of reducing or eliminating drug use, versus seeing it as the overriding objective, one which should never be sacrificed to an anti-drugs agenda.

REVIEW 2018 HTM file
Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence

Refreshing its overview of the use of drug consumption rooms, the European Union’s drug misuse monitoring centre says the evidence still contradicts concerns that such facilities encourage drug use, delay treatment entry, or aggravate problems arising from local drug markets – finding instead that both the users and the community stand to benefit.

DOCUMENT 1987 HTM file
High time for harm reduction

Impelled by the injecting-related AIDS crisis, Merseyside was where harm reduction in the UK first took root. From there in 1987 came this groundbreaking call for a turn away from what was seen as a failed attempt to prevent use to mitigating the harm. Expressed modestly as a “prudent” suggestion, with Russell Newcombe’s essay, “harm reduction” had come of age.

REVIEW 2019 HTM file
Supervised consumption sites: a nuanced assessment of the causal evidence

How high should the evidence bar be set when deciding whether to endorse drug consumption rooms?


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