What are drug consumption rooms?

Also referred to by the terms ‘overdose prevention centres’, ‘safe injecting rooms’, ‘safer consumption rooms’, and ‘supervised injection sites’, DCRs are medically supervised sites where people who use drugs are able to consume substances in a safer, and more hygienic environment. As of December 2018, there were 117 DCRs across the world, the vast majority … Continued

Stop the Deaths: Drug Related Deaths In Scotland

  The Scottish government has announced that they will be introducing Drug Consumption Rooms in an attempt to get to grips with the ongoing drug crisis in Scotland. This announcement comes shortly after the latest statistics reveal a record number of drug related deaths, the highest since records began, with a 5% increase in DRDs … Continued

Time for Change: Drug Related Death Stats 2019

  The highest number of drug-related deaths have been recorded in 2019, since records began in 1993, according to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data.  ONS data revealed that there have been 4,393 drug related deaths in England and Wales. A 50% increase since 2010, accounting for 1% of all registered deaths in … Continued