Overdose deaths are preventable. Harm reduction offers evidence-based tools and strategies that reduce the risk of dying from a drug overdose. Almost 200 people die from an overdose every day, which equals 70,000 avoidable deaths every year.
People who use drugs can be supported with information to mitigate the risk of an overdose and to stop an overdose while it’s happening.
Drug consumption rooms (DCR)
Drug Consumption Rooms are also known as 'medically supervised injecting centres', ‘safe injecting facilities’, ‘safe injecting sites’ or 'drug injection rooms', or ‘drug fixing rooms’. Some provide space for safe injection only, while majority of DCRs also provide places to smoke or snort drugs. There are even 'smoking only' consumption rooms.