VICTORIAN SAFE INJECTING FACILITY ANNOUNCEMENT

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.