A number of countries (but not yet the UK) have permitted or tolerated the establishment of “Drug Consumption Rooms” – sometimes called “Safe Injecting Sites” – being medically supervised places where drug addicts can ingest certain drug substances (albeit illicitly obtained). These facilities are not so-called “shooting galleries”. The aim of a DCR, as described by the EMCDDA, is primarily “to reduce the acute risks of disease transmission through unhygienic injecting, prevent drug-related overdose deaths and connect high-risk drug users with addiction treatment and other health and social services” [Link]. Such facilities are contentious, but a strong case can be made for at least piloting such a facility in the UK. Whether a DCR will be established in the UK remains moot [see the piece by BBC’s Mark Easton [Link]. See also an article by the “Irish Examiner” (31st October 2017) [Link]; and by Caroline Lucas MP in the Argus [Link].