European report on drug consumption rooms


The European report on drug consumption rooms describes what consumption rooms are and why and how they came about; whom they target, which specific objectives they have and how they function. It summarises available evidence on the expected benefits and risks of such facilities. Expected benefits are decreases among the target population in high risk drug use, morbidity and mortality, increased uptake of health and social care including drug treatment, and reductions in public drug use and neighbourhood nuisance. See executive summary

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Table of contents

  • What are consumption rooms?
  • When, how and why did consumption rooms come into being?
  • Reaching the target group
  • Health
  • What are the effects of consumption rooms on public order and crime?
  • Summary and conclusions