Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre

November 25, 2013 7:56 PM

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Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has set up its first "drug consumption" room to contain a surge of infectious diseases among drug addicts in the crisis-hit country, Greece's Organization Against Drugs, OKANA, said on Monday.

Following similar projects in Western Europe, Canada and Australia, the centre lets users inject drugs they bring themselves, under medical supervision, and has been visited by more than 200 addicts since it was set up in October.

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