International Network of Drug Consumption Rooms

"We don't do this to get people out of drugs, We are happy when we do, but at first it is helping people in the situation they are in".

Ivan Christensen (manager of DCR Copenhagen)

Denmark has joined a handful of other countries worldwide in providing “fix rooms,” or drug consumption centers (DCR’s) where users are supervised when using. If the municipality wishes to establish a drug consumption room, the local Social Services Administration must apply to the Ministry of Health.

The Danish Parliament passed legislation in June 2012 that would allow municipalities to open these centers and Copenhagen launched the first one in October of that year. Two other Danish cities have since followed suit.

The DCRs must contribute to reducing mortality rates and improve the health conditions for the drug users and help in reducing public nuisance.

A second DCR was opened in Copenhagen and both centers now host 1,800 users who smoke and inject heroin and cocaine. Nurses witness up to 800 injections each day at the centers.

The multidisciplinary team of the DCRs contains: psychologists, social pedagogues, educators and nursing staff.


DCR involvement in HCV prevention and treatment is crucial. So what is their response and where are the needs?
Uniting, Sydney and INDCR/Correlation Network published new report.

The report - based on an online survey under DCRs/SIFs worldwide - describes the range of services currently offered, the existing approaches to HCV awareness, prevention and treatment and what the needs are to improve and extend services.



The Sydney based Uniting Medically Supervised Injection Centre prepared an exhaustive, easy to read overview of scientific & grey literature that would facilitate scholars and advocates working in this area:

Overview of International Literature – Supervised Injecting Facilities & Drug Consumption Rooms (Issue 1: Aug 2017)

The document includes evidence of SIF/DCR effectiveness in regard of attracting high risk drug users, managing overdose and decrease overdose-related mortality, enhancing safe injecting practice, decreasing public drug use and improve public amenity and more.






Drug Consumption Rooms in the world



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