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Want to stop America's first drug consumption rooms

The u.s. department of justice has gone to a civil action to stop the country's first drug consumption rooms where addicts can get injected heroin under supervision, reports Reuters.

These drives are created to prevent drug overdoses and limit the infections. Europe, including Norway, and Canada have long had such brukerrom, but not the united STATES.

Philadelphia is, according to the AP, one of the cities with the highest number of deaths as a result of overdoses, with more than 1000 deaths per year.


the Lawsuit comes as a result of that the government believes it will be illegal drug use in the sprøyterommet.

- To normalize the use of illegal and deadly drugs as heroin and fentanyl is not the solution, said William McSwain of the u.s. office of the attorney general at a press conference on Wednesday this week, according to AP.

He believes those who fought for the measure, nor should try to change the law.

the Lawsuit comes the day after president Donald Trump's State of the union speech, where he among other things mentioned that they are working toward eliminating HIV. Brukerrommene helps to reduce HIV infections.

Will save lives

Ronda Goldfein, executive director of the board of directors that will create brukerrommet, believes that such a brukerrom not breaking the law. She believes that the law is not to prevent a medical clinic that focuses on saving lives and to help dependent people with treatment.

She says to BuzzFeed News that they were prepared on the lawsuit.

- We believe that this is allowed in accordance with federal law, and the purpose of a supervised consumption is to save lives.

drug consumption rooms in the Uk

In Norway, there are two such drug consumption rooms, one in Oslo and one in Bergen.

According to the municipality of Oslo was the pilot scheme of drug consumption rooms created in 2005, and from 2010, it was open to all municipalities to establish drug consumption rooms.

According to the EU's overvåkningssenter for drugs , is brukerom available in 56 cities in 6 EU countries.

According to the report, it is proven that such brukerrom has positive effects such as reduced risky behavior, fewer overdose deaths and reduced transmission of infections. The rooms can also help to reduce the visible narkotikamisbruken.

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