The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson

PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC REPORTS & EVALUATIONS

There is an enormous amount of studies & articles published in peer-reviewed  journals describing the many benefits of safe consumption spaces and their positive effects on communities. These are some of them:

 

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Another senseless death-- the case for supervised injection facilities

Wakeman

 

HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL

A qualitative study of how Danish drug consumption rooms influence health and well-being among people who use drugs

Nanna Kappel, Eva Toth, Jette Tegner and Sigurd Lauridsen

 

THE LANCET

Reduction in overdose mortality after the opening of North America’s first medically supervised safer injecting facility: a retrospective population-based study

Brandon D L Marshall, M-J Milloy, Evan Wood, Julio S G Montaner, Thomas Kerr

 

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Attendance and Detoxification

Wood E, Tyndall MW, Zhang R, J.Stoltz, Lai C, et al

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

Interest in a Safe Injection Facility Among Injection Drug Users in King County, WA

Derek Low

 

HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL

Mitigating the heroin crisis in Baltimore, MD, USA: a cost-benefit analysis of a hypothetical supervised injection facility

A Irwin, E Jozaghi, B W. Weir, S T. Allen, A Lindsay and & S G. Sherman

 

JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Potential Supervised Injection Facility in San Francisco, California, USA

Amos Irwin, Ehsan Jozaghi, Ricky N. Bluthenthal, et al

 

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW

The Potential Role for Supervised Injection Facilities in Canada’s Largest City, Toronto

Ehsan Jozaghi and Andrew A. Reid

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT, PREVENTION & POLICY

A cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis of proposed supervised injection facilities in Montreal, Canada

Ehsan Jozaghi, Andrew A Reid and Martin A Andresen

 

HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW

An overview of drug consumption rooms

Dr. Mehmet Zülfü ÖNER

 

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF ADDICTION 

Increased Use of Addiction Treatment

Evan Wood, Mark W. Tyndall, Ruth Zhang, Julio S. G. Montaner & Thomas Kerr, et al

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

 Supervised Injection Facilities Can Help People Quit Drugs

DeBeck K, Kerr T, Zhang R, Marsh D, Tyndall M, Montaner J, Wood E

 

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

Impact on Drug-Use Patterns

Kerr T, Stoltz J, Tyndall M, Li K, Zhang R, et al

 

ADDICTION

Supervised injection facilities as a cost-effective intervention

Nadia Fairbairn and Evan Wood

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

Potential role of safer injection facilities in reducing HIV and hepatitis C infections and overdose mortality in the United States

Semaan S, Fleming P, Worrell C, Stolp H, Baack B, Miller M

 

CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH

The Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre: reducing harm associated with
heroin overdose

INGRID VAN BEEK, JO KIMBER, ANDY DAKIN & STUART GILMOUR

 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY

Culture Change Case Study

Small D, Palepu A, Tyndal MW

 

JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES

Barcelona's Safe Injection Facility

MANEL ANORO, ENRIQUE ILUNDAIN, OSCAR SANTISTEBAN

 

ADDICTION

Drug Consumption Rooms: Time to Accept their Worth

Lloyd C & Godfrey C

 

HEALTH & JUSTICE

Exploring the role of an unsanctioned, supervised peer driven injection facility in reducing HIV and hepatitis C infections in people that require assistance during injection

Ehsan Jozaghi

 

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY

Evidence for Action: A critical tool for guiding policies and programmes for HIV prevention, treatment and care among injecting drug users

Andrew Ball, Monica Beg, Andrew Doupe & Gundo A. Weiler

 

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ANNUAL

Out of the Alley: Lessons from Safe Injection Facilities

David Monico

 

HARM REDUCTION DIGEST

Drug consumption facilities in Europe and the establishment of supervised injecting centres in Australia

KATE DOLAN, JO KIMBER, CRAIG FRY, JOHN FITZGERALD, DAVID MCDONALD & FRANZ TRAUTMANN

 

BRIGHTON & HOVE

Independent Drug Commission for Brighton & Hove

Peter James & Mike Trace

 

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

Insite Shown To Be Effective But Still Under Siege By Federal Government

Dooling K., Rachlis M.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Middle of a Crossfire: Drug Policies and Injection Drug Users During the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Steven Collin Mutz

 

THE LANCET

Syringe Sharing

Kerr T, Tyndall MW, Li K, Montaner JS, Wood E

 

SAHA | NSW HEALTH

Economic Evaluation of the Medically Supervised Injection Centre at Kings Cross (MSIC)

Paul Wait

 

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL

Federalism, Policy Learning and Local Innovation in Public Health: The Case of the Supervised Injection Facility

SCOTT BURRIS, EVAN D. ANDERSON, LEO BELETSKY & COREY S. DAVIS

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

Attendance, drug use patterns, and referrals

Tyndall MW, Kerr T, Zhang R, King E, Montaner JG, Wood E

 

EUROPEAN MONITORING CENTRE FOR DRUGS & DRUG ADDICTION

European Report on Drug Consumption Rooms

DAGMAR HEDRICH

 

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The Law (and Politics) of Safe Injection Facilities in the United States

Leo Beletsky, Corey S. Davis, Evan Anderson, and Scott Burris

 

HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL

Evaluation Methodology

Wood E, Kerr T, Buchner C, Marsh D, Montaner JS, Tyndall MW

 

THE LANCET | INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Rationale for Evaluation

Wood E, Kerr T, Montaner JS, Strathdee S, Kerr T, et al

 

JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION

The Report of the Independent Working Group on Drug
Consumption Rooms

Runciman R, Lloyd C, Hunt N, Bamford T, Fortson R, Green K,  Hayman A, McKeganey N

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

Acceptability of a safer injection facility among injection drug users in San Francisco

Alex H. Kral, Lynn Wenger, Lisa Carpenter, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr, & Philippe Bourgois

 

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

Changes in Public Order

Wood E, Kerr T, Small W, Li K, Marsh D, et al

 

JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES

Safer Injection Sites in New York City: A Utilization Survey of Injection Drug Users

Robert S. Broadhead, Casey A. Borch, Yael van Hulst

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT, PREVENTION & POLICY

Impact on Drug Related Crime

Wood E, Tyndall MW, Lai C, Montaner JSG, Kerr T

 

HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL

A qualitative study of how Danish drug consumption rooms influence health and well-being among people who use drugs

Nanna Kappel, Eva Toth, Jette Tegner and Sigurd Lauridsen

 

CONTEMPORARY DRUG PROBLEMS

The narrative of evaluations: medically supervised injecting centers

Zajdow, Grazyna

 

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Attraction of Higher-Risk Injection Users

Wood E, Tyndall MW, Li K, Lloyd-Smith E, Small W, et al

 

THE LANCET

Health Interventions for People who are Homeless

Stephen W Hwang & Tom Burns

 

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Service Uptake

Wood E, Tyndall MW, Qui Z, Zhang R, Montaner JS, Kerr T

 

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Syringe Sharing Factors

Wood E, Tyndall MW, Stoltz J, Small W, Lloyd-Smith E, et al

 

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

The cost-effectiveness of Vancouver's supervised injection facility

Ahmed M. Bayoumi & Gregory S. Zaric

 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY

HIV Education

Wood E, Tyndall MW, Stoltz J, Small W, Zhang R, et al

 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY

Preventing Overdose Deaths

Thomas Kerr, Mark W. Tyndall, Calvin Lai, Julio S.G. Montaner, Evan Wooda, et al

 

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Changing Injecting Practices

Stoltz JA, Wood E, Small W, Li K, Tyndall M, Montaner J, Kerr T

 

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

SIS Evaluation Review

Evan Wood, Mark W. Tyndall, Julio S. Montaner, Thomas Kerr

 

MSIC EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Final report of the evaluation of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

JOHN KALDOR ET AL

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE

InSite addresses street-based violence against women and survival sex trade workers 

N. Fairbairn, W. Small, K. Shannon, E. Wood, T. Kerr

 

JOURNAL OF URBAN HEALTH

The cost of inaction on HIV transmission among injection drug users and the potential for effective interventions

Laura M. Kuyper, Robert S. Hogg, Julio S. G. Montaner, Martin T. Schechter & Evan Wood

 

NATIONAL CENTRE IN HIV EPIDEMIOLOGY & CLINICAL RESEARCH

Sydney Medically Supervised Centre evaluation report no. 4: evaluation of service operation and OD-related events

Lisa Maher & John Kaldor

 

HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL

Preventing HIV/AIDS

Mark W Tyndall, Evan Wood, Ruth Zhang, Calvin Lai, Julio SG Montaner, Thomas Kerr