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Dwyer, R., Power, R. & Dietze, P. (2013). North Richmond Public Injecting Impact Study. Community Report. Melbourne: Burnet Institute.
Research undertaken on the streets of Richmond and Abbotsford has revealed increasing health risks for people who inject drugs and significant community concern over the impact of injecting in public areas.
Medically Supervised Injecting Centre Position Statement 2012, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, July 2012.
The Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) was the first supervised injecting facility in the English speaking world, and opened in May 2001. It remains the only service of its kind in Australia, and indeed in the southern hemisphere. After nearly a decade of operation and some political sensitivity, on 1 November 2010 the trial status of Sydney's MSIC was overturned. This was done with broad support from the medical, political, scientific and academic community.
In the popular media we still hear myths about supervised injecting facilities (SIFs), particularly from people or organisations whose opinions are not based on the best available scientific evidence. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) considers it appropriate, 18 months later, to update our position on the MSIC based on the best available local and international evidence about SIFs. Here we examine what the evidence shows, specifically about the Sydney service as well as internationally.
KPMG, Further evaluation of the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre during its extended Trial period (2007-2011). Final report, Septembre 2010.
Papanastasiou C., Kirwan A., Winter R. and Power R., The potential and viability of establishing a Supervised Injecting Facility (SIF) in Melbourne. Position Paper, Yarra Drug & Health Forum, October 2009.
Allison M. Salmon and al., Impact of a medically supervised injecting centre on ambulance attendances at opioid-related overdoses, Sydney, Australia, DCRs 2008 (ptt).
Dr Ingrid van Beek, MSIC, The first 7 years, Sydney, 2007 (ptt).
Jo Kimber and Kate Dolan, Shooting Gallery Operation in the Context of Establishing a Medically Supervised Injecting Center. Journal of Urban Health, Bulletin of the New-York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 8, N°2, 2007.
Injecting drugs in public places is stressful and risky, and demand exists among injecting drug users (IDUs) for relatively safe and private places to use. One response to this demand is shooting galleries (SGs). These are clandestine off-street places near drug markets where IDUs go to use and sometimes access needles and syringes5 (hereafter collectively referred to as Bneedles^). SG use has, however, been associated with increased blood-borne virus (BBV) risk behavior and transmission. The operational and environmental characteristics of SGs, mostly documented in U.S. studies, vary from being anarchic to management by operators with entry fees of cash or small quantities of drugs. The latter type of SG is the focus of this paper.
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, Interim Evaluation Report n°2, Evaluation of Community Attitudes towards the Sydney MSIC, June 2006.
Dr Ingrid van Beek, MSIC The first 5 years, Sydney, 2006 (ptt).
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, Interim Evaluation Report n°1, Operation & Service Delivery (November 2002 to December 2004), May 2005.
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Evaluation of the Supervised Injection Site. Year One Summary, September 17, 2004.
Drug Free Australia,, The kings Cross InjectingRoom, The case for closure, Booklet.
Drug Free Australia, A Critical response to the Kings Cross Injecting room 2003 report. Reporting on the Report. That takes injecting addicts on a road to nowhere in The Kings Cross Injecting Room, Sept 2003.
MSIC Evaluation Committee, Final report on the evaluation of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, Sydney, 2003.
Dr Ingrid van Beek, The Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre: an update, adapted from the Medical Director's Report: the first 2 years MSIC Newsletter, July 2003.
J. Kimber et Dr. M. MacDonald, Six Month Process Report on the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, Sydney, January 02, 2002.
The MSIC Evaluation has three components: process, impact and economic. The impact and economic evaluations will not be reported on until after the conclusion of the 18-month trial period.
This report describes the results of the process evaluation of the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) for the first six months of operation. Included are data relating to days and hours of MSIC operation; patterns of client attendance; client use of MSIC services; referrals to drug treatment, primary healthcare and social welfare assistance; injecting equipment supplied; clinical incidents; and enquires. A previous report provided the process evaluation at one month (Mattick et al., 2001).
The data reported herein refer to calendar months from May to October 2001. As the MSIC opened for clients on 6t h May 2001, the month of May is based on 25 days of operational activity. All data that was disseminated prior to this six -month report was based on the reporting of months commencing from 6th May 2001. All subsequent reports will be based on calendar months.
The crow's eye, Safe Shooting Rooms, August 2001.
Byrne, Dr. Andrew, "Injecting Room Up and Running in Sydney." Drug Policy Alliance. July 2001.
Australie : une Eglise veut ouvrir une salle d'injection d'héroïne, Bulletin d'information protestante 1, 15 mars 2001.
Craig Fry and Rob Testro, "not just for us.." : safe injecting rooms : a survey of the attitudes of 215 street-based heroin users in Melbourne, Victoria, Youth Substance Abuse Service, 2000.
Fry, Craig, "Establishing Safe Injecting Rooms in Australia: Attitutes of Injecting Drug Users." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 1999; 23(5): pp. 501-504.
This study has Identified a number of important issues relating to the likely demand and uptake of SIRs that should be addressed when considering the feasibility of establishing SIRs within Australia.
Parliament of New South Wales, Report on the establishment or trial of safe injecting rooms. Joint_ Select Committee into safe Injecting Rooms, February 1998.
Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee, Parlliament of Victoria. Safe Injecting Facilities, Their justification and viability in the Victorian setting, June 1996.
Eddie Micallef, Safe injection facilities : Should Victoria have a SIF Pilot-Trial, Drug Policy Alliance.