Drug Consumption Room

Drug Consumption Rooms

The world's first drug consumption room was opened in Berne, Switzerland in 1986. Dr Robert Haemmig and Dr Jakob Huber were among the founders. Dr Haemmig spoke about their history and rationale and Dr Huber spoke about the development-oriented approach that bridges acceptance/harm reduction perspectives and abstinence based services.

Neil Hunt spoke about the past, present and future of Drug Consumption Rooms in the UK including the support shown to them by David Cameron. He also spoke at length about the legal landscape in the UK and how this may impact (or not) on the possibility of these services.

Speakers:

Dr Robert Haemmig, University Psychiatric Services, Berne, Switzerland

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Dr Jakob Huber, Contact Foundation, Berne, Switzerland

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Neil Hunt, Freelance Researcher and Trainer; Honorary Senior Research Associate at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent; and Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

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