Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities to Instill Harm Reduction and Social Cohesion at Local Levels
Drug use and its potential detrimental effects on public health, urban security and social cohesion is a key topic for cities across Europe. Aware of the need to design strategies that not only reduce supply but also take into account demand, a growing number of cities have chosen to host a Supervised Drug Consumption Facility (SDCF).
Even though SDCFs have proved to be efficient tools to improve public health and security at the local level, they are not easy to establish and operate because of political hurdles and concerns among local residents.
Started in January 2018, the SOLIDIFY project sought to give cities that host an SDCF specific tools that would enable them to support the organisations that are managing the local SDCF scheme and to evaluate the local impact of such facilities on security and public peace.
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SOLIDIFY was co-funded by the European Commission – Justice Programme Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy