Doctor Marianne Jauncey, Doctor Allison Salmon
There is no current forum for discussion of practical, operational issues and onsite policies for Drug Consumption Rooms. For example, there are no agreed minimal data collection tools; no suggested guidelines on hygiene procedures within these services; no standards on confidentiality or privacy; no summarized strategies for addressing community and policing issues; no forum for debate on involvement of peers within DCRs; no collated evidence to support DCR policy on neck injecting or minimum standard on the type of equipment to be provided to clients, among other gaps. There is also no centralized forum for collecting research evidence and evaluation findings related to DCRs.
The Network for Drug Consumption Rooms will have the following aims:
This project will address an important gap in communication between staff of Drug Consumption Rooms around the world. It will also provide information and evidence to inform the care of people you inject drugs.
For more information relating to this project, please contact Allison Salmon: