|Titre :||The report of the Independent Working Group on Drug Consumption Rooms|
|Auteurs :||Independent working group on drug consumption rooms|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||York : Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2006|
|Format :||138 p.|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASESALLE DE CONSOMMATION A MOINDRE RISQUE ; REDUCTION DES RISQUES ; POLITIQUE ; INJECTION ; EFFICACITE ; PREVENTION ; RECOMMANDATION
This report of the Independent Working Group on Drug Consumption Rooms provides a detailed examination of whether DCRs should be introduced in the UK.
In the past, the UK Government has rejected calls for the introduction of DCRs, partly due to the lack of research. However, there is now a much larger evidence base drawn from projects around the world. The IWG was set up to take an objective look at this growing evidence base and to consider whether DCRs would have a significant impact on the particular problems that we face in the UK.
The report reviews the policy context in the UK and how the idea of DCRs articulates with past and current drug policy. It then examines in detail the particular harms associated with injecting drug-use in the UK, both in terms of the harm to users but also the impact on communities. By looking at what the research shows us about the effectiveness of DCRs, the report then goes on to consider whether they might carry the potential to reduce the problems caused by drugs in the UK. After considering a range of potential barriers and concerns, including legal considerations, a number of recommendations for the future are made.
On the basis of this detailed review of the evidence, the IWG concludes that DCRs offer a unique and promising way to work with the most problematic users, in order to reduce the risk of overdose, improve their health and lessen the damage and costs to society. The IWG therefore recommends that pilot DCRs are set up and evaluated in the UK.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
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