Should we DECRIMINALISE drug use?

Decriminalising illicit drugs. 10 years ago, even the thought of this proposal would create shudders across society. Arguably, even today, many would be fearful of the decriminalisation of illicit substances. Drugs are harmful. They are deadly, can destroy families and affect innocent people. So why would we even begin to consider making them freely available?…

Why we NEED more Drug Injecting Centres

In Australia, the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross, Sydney was the first medically supervised injecting centre in the Southern hemisphere. Historically, the first official supervised injecting facility in the world began in Switzerland in 1986. The Centre in Sydney opened in May 2001 and up to last year was Australia‚Äôs only supervised…