An injecting room worked for heroin. Let's have one to help beat ice
In its report on the methamphetamine market, the Australian Crime Commission identified ice as the illicit drug posing the highest risk to Australia. Perhaps it’s time to establish a safe place for ice users along the lines of the heroin injecting centre: a place where users can be monitored, where adverse physical and mental reactions to the drug can be professionally dealt with.
This could, like the injecting centre, become a place where users develop a trust relationship with staff and are eventually amenable to referral into treatment. (See also: Australia's drug policy led the world 30 years ago. Now politics holds us back)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Guardian (UK)