Drug injection rooms a resounding success

None of the 301 overdoses have led to deaths
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The drug injection rooms ('fixerum') that opened for customers some two and a half years ago in Denmark have been hailed as a resounding success. Out of the 355,255 injections that have taken place in the rooms in Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus since they opened in 2012, some 301 people have overdosed but not one single death has been reported. "It must be assumed that the hygienic surroundings and the qualified personnel have had a great impact in the injection rooms," the Ministry of Health found in an evaluation (here in Danish). (See also: Access to a safe injecting facility reduced public injecting and unsafe syringe disposal | Giving addicts the tools to save themselves)