Here ( Australia), the govt a few years back introduced a couple of trials for safe injecting rooms. Basically, they followed a European model where the concept was to provide addicts ( mostly herion addicts) a safe place to inject their drugs with a nurse present. The idea is that the safe injecting houses/rooms reduces death from overdoses and provides a first chance for referall and or counselling at the request of the user. It also reduces a zillion other transmittable diseases by providing clean syringes.
So, the question is, does safe injecting rooms/houses run by the govt and staffed with medically qualafied staff and counsellors help or hinder?