05/28/24 Safe Consumption Sites

Century of Lies
Shaleen Title
Parabola Center

This week on Century of Lies: Safe Consumption Sites. Safe consumption sites, supervised consumption facilities, overdose prevention centers, drug consumption rooms – whatever you call them, these vital harm reduction interventions save lives, provide wound care, reduce the spread of infectious diseases, reduce needle litter, provide a pathway to healthcare and other services, and provide early warnings about new substances entering the unregulated drug supply. On this edition of Century we hear from Marylin Pohler with Ragazza, a low threshold harm reduction services agency in Hamburg, Germany, and Roberto Perez Gayo with the European Network of Drug Consumption Rooms, on drug consumption rooms in Europe — current practices and future scenarios. Plus we talk with Shaleen Title, founder and director of Parabola Center, about who people trust to formulate marijuana policy.

Audio file