Supervised Consumption Facilities and Public Order: "We found significant reductions in public injection drug use, publicly discarded syringes and injection-related litter after the opening of the medically supervised safer injecting facility in Vancouver. These reductions were independent of law enforcement activities and changes in rainfall patterns.
Supervised Injection Facilities & Safe Consumption Spaces
Supervised Injection Facilities, Safe Consumption Spaces, and Drug Consumption Rooms
Drug Consumption Facilities Bring Underserved Populations Into Contact With Healthcare and Treatment Services
Supervised Injection Facilities and Overdose Rates: "The rate of overdose observed at the Vancouver SIF is within the range of rates observed in an international review of SIF which estimated the rates of overdose typically to be between 0.01 and 3.6 per 1000 injections (Kimber et al., 2005). However, the rate observed in Vancouver is lower than rates observed recently in Munster, Germany (6.4 per 1000 injections) and Sydney, Australia (7.2 per 1000 injections) (Kimber et al., 2003).
Supervised Injection Facilities and Reductions in Overdose Mortality
Public Health Benefits of Supervised Injection Facilities and Drug Consumption Facilities: "Consumption rooms achieve the immediate objective of providing a safe place for lower risk, more hygienic drug consumption without increasing the levels of drug use or risky patterns of consumption.
Benefits From Supervised Consumption Facilities: "Evaluation of the Vancouver facility has shown that its opening has been associated with reductions in public drug use and publicly discarded syringes and reductions in syringe sharing among local injecting drug users. Our study suggests that these benefits have not been offset by negative changes in community drug use."
Benefits of SIFs - Improvements in Public Order and Reductions in Crime