The Rotterdam Drug Monitoring System used survey data, fieldnotes and interviews with staff to investigate the functioning of four (out of six) consumption rooms in Rotterdam. The results show that for most drug users, access to the drug consumption room results in less frequent drug use in public places and more time and rest. Pass holders value being able to use drugs safely inside, and make use of the additional services provided, such as refreshments, washing/showering facilities and talking with others about their personal problems. Two ‘weak points’ reported by the drug users are discussed in relation to their personal health situation and public nuisance reduction.
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Dr. Agnes van der Poel
Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam, IVO
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European Addiction Research
Vol. 9, No. 2, Year 2003 (Cover Date: April 2003)
Journal Editor: M. Krausz, Hamburg; A. Uchtenhagen, Zürich; C. Haasen, Hamburg
ISSN: 1022–6877 (print), 1421–9891 (Online)
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Published online: 3/24/2003
Issue release date: April 2003
Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4
ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)
For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR
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