(International) Inside the UK’s first unsanctioned drug consumption room

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period26 Jul 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleInside the UK’s first unsanctioned drug consumption room
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSociety for the Study of Addiction website
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Descriptionhe SSA’s Natalie Davies talks to Dr Gillian Shorter about an evaluation of a mobile overdose prevention site in Glasgow in 2020, referred to in the media as the ‘drug consumption van’. Read about its harm reduction outcomes, how volunteers responded to overdose events, and the surprising prevalence of cocaine use.
    PersonsGillian Shorter


  • drug consumption room
  • public health
  • overdose prevention centre
  • drug related death
  • opioids
  • cocaine
  • blood-borne viruses
  • overdose
  • harm reduction
  • prevention