Supervised Injection Facilities & Safe Consumption Spaces

Supervised Injection Facilities, Safe Consumption Spaces, and Drug Consumption Rooms

Supervised Consumption Facilities Associated With Reductions in Public Use

Supervised Consumption Facilities Associated With Reductions in Public Use: "In summary, we documented significant reductions in the number of IDUs injecting in public, publicly discarded syringes and injection-related litter after the opening of the medically supervised safer injecting facility. These reductions appeared to be independent of several potential confounders, and our findings were supported by external data sources.

Supervised Injection Facilities and Overdose Rates

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).

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