31 October 2017
VICTORIAN SAFE INJECTING FACILITY ANNOUNCEMENT AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL DRUG USERS DAY
The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to trial a medically supervised injecting room in North Richmond, which has come on the eve of International Drug Users Day. AIVL has long been advocating for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives, including the urgent establishment of a safe injecting facility in Melbourne and the implementation of widespread peer distribution of the overdose reversal drug naloxone.
The media release regarding this announcement may be read in full here.