Irish literature

Thomas Broe, Making the case for drug consumption rooms, The Pharmaceutical Journal, 23 may 2016.

For the past 15 years, drug users living in Sydney, Australia, have had access to a safe place to inject their drugs, supervised by trained medical staff. Is it time for other cities to follow suit?

Ana Liffey Drug Project: Position paper on the provision of Medically Supervised Injecting Centres in Dublin, June 2015.

Ciarán J. Jennings, Re-establishing Contact: A profile of clients attending the Health Promotion Unit - Needle Exchange at Merchants Quay Ireland, 2013.

The present study was commissioned by, and conducted within, Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI). Within the spectrum of facilities offered in Dublin, MQI Open Access provides frontline homeless and drug services. A cornerstone of the open access drug service is the Health Promotion Unit - Needle Exchange. The main objectives of the Health Promotion Unit are concerned with minimising the harms associated with drug use and educating drug users on the potential risks. The primary aim of the present study was to gain an up-to-date profile of the clients accessing the Health Promotion Unit with a view to providing an informed platform for service provision.

Tim Bingham, Supervised Injecting Facilities, ‘The case', The Irish Needle Exchange Forum, 26th September 2012.

This presentation was made at University College Cork Drug Awareness & Reform Society To download the full presentation

Position paper on the provision of a pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) in Dublin, Ana Liffey Drug Project, April 2012.