Brighton to Become First City in the UK to Provide Rooms for Illegal Drug Use
An independent report by Brighton and Hove City Council has recommended Brighton to come up with rooms where people will be allowed to use illegal drugs.
The actual aim behind the move is to reduce the number of deaths caused by the drugs in the city. Brighton is known to have drug abuse problem since many decades. In the rooms people will be allowed to use the illicit drugs safely.
The proposals by the Independent Drugs Commission for Brighton and Hove assert that the provision of consumption rooms will allow the drug users to take the drugs under the guidance of health professionals.
The report received warm welcome from the Sussex Police. The rooms are intended to cut down the overdose risk and deaths related to drugs. It will also lead to decrease in amount of drugs taken by people of Brighton streets.
"Brighton and Hove has had a problem with drug abuse for decades and we're determined to do something about it, so we take these recommendations very seriously", avowed Councillor Rob Jarrett, the Chairman of the council's adult care and health committee.
Jarrett said the recommendations will help in giving reinforcing the existing services that are being delivered to users and are showing good results.
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