The injection room for drug users that opened in Vesterbro last October has been such a success that the City Council is considering opening three more in other parts of Copenhagen. It took Vesterbro residents 20 years to convince the government to allow the city to open a facility where injecting drug users can take their drugs off the streets and take them under the supervision of health workers.
Peter Sarosi, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
16 January 2013
Last year the HCLU’s video advocacy group travelled to Vancouver, to make a film about Insite, the only legally-operating injecting facility in North America. When we arrived at Hastings Street, in Vancouver's downtown Eastside, where Insite is located, we were taken aback by the magnitude of the street drug scene we found there.