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AustraliaDrug users filmed shooting up outside Melbourne safe injecting room

14:15  11 february  2019
14:15  11 february  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Supervised injection sites (SIS) (also known as supervised injection facilities, safe injection sites fix rooms , safer injection facilities (SIF), drug consumption facilities (DCF)

Melbourne injecting room to allow ice users to shoot - up . Drug -using nurses and harm reduction workers could be hired at Victoria's first supervised injecting room for their 'lived Mr Foley said the regulations were in line with Sydney’s King Cross safe injecting room , which hasn’t had a death

Angry confrontations have erupted between drug users and residents in Richmond, as locals campaign to have the suburb’s safe injecting room moved.

Video obtained by 9News shows two drug users injecting in a female resident's front yard.

Drug users filmed shooting up outside Melbourne safe injecting room© 9news The confronting video was captured by residents in Richmond.

As one neighbour directs them to the facility, the homeowner snaps a photo of the pair, prompting one of the drug users to yell: “I’ll smash your f---ing phone.”

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Drug users continue to shoot up in Melbourne streets and back alleys - just metres away from the newly opened controversial injection room . Multiple users told the Herald Sun they had no intention of visiting the injection room , which aims to reduce public drug use by providing a safe environment

Victorian government rejects criticism of drug - injecting room saying it is saving lives. Read more. Some 8,000 people have visited Melbourne ’s first-ever safe - injecting room since it opened three months ago. Ho, the restaurant owner, says people have stopped shooting up behind his restaurant.

Those living close to the injecting room said there are daily overdoses, fights and drug deals on the streets surrounding the site.

While many support the facility, they don’t want it next to homes and a school.

“Since the introduction of the safe injecting room I've found users are a lot more violent,” a resident known as Eli said.

“I’ve seen fights, I've seen abuse of my neighbours.”

Drug users filmed shooting up outside Melbourne safe injecting room© 9news Locals have told 9News drug activity in the area has increased since the facility opened.

Business owner, Alan, said there has been a “massive increase” in drug activity over the past year.

Since the opening of the injecting room, the facility has been overwhelmed with visitors; 19,000 in the first four months.

“We've been able to engage people and successful treatment of drug dependence, treatment of oral health,” Medical Director at the injecting room, Nico Clark, said.

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Drug users filmed shooting up outside Melbourne safe injecting room© 9news The safe injecting room is located near schools.

“Some injecting on the streets have said they couldn't get in, telling 9News the facility “was full.”

Adding to the concern, residents have said they've witnessed drug users injecting in cars then falling asleep with children in the back seat, they say they called police but officers never showed up.

Frustrated neighbours have started collecting evidence of drug use on their properties, and mounting a petition to have the facility moved.

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