Event by Drug Science
When: 4th June, 2021 , 11 am- 1pm
A deep dive into drug consumption rooms
In this virtual event, we are joined by Astrid Leicht and Heino Stöver to discuss the German experience with Drug Consumption Rooms. Germany has been at the forefront of the drive to provide safe places for consumption of street drugs.
We will discuss the street drugs scene in Germany, the battle for the rights and safety of street drug users and the challenges faced along the way. We will also discuss the place of users groups and talk about evaluations and effectiveness.
Astrid Leicht is co-founder of Fixpunkt where she has been working for the past 30 years. During this time Astrid has been engaged in mobile outreach work (HIV/Hepatitis prevention, harm reduction) and running syringe vending machines as well as management of the project and various other harm reduction schemes. This in addition to lobbying at the local and national levels promoting individual and public health, especially prevention of blood borne infections in people who use drugs, for harm reduction and a balanced approach of repressive and social interventions in public spaces, starting with mobile and stationary drug consumption facilities in 2003 in Berlin.
Heino Stöver is a social scientist, PhD and Professor of Social Scientific Addiction Research at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, Faculty of Health and Social Work. Since 1987 he has been director of theArchive and Documentation Centre for Drug Literature and Research at the University of Bremen . He is the president of the national umbrella organisation working on harm reduction for drug users, calledakzept e.V. (Bundesverband für akzeptierende Drogenarbeit und humane Drogenpolitik. Since 2009 he has been the director of the “Institute of Addiction Research.
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