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A community response to alcohol and other drug issues in the City of Yarra
Professor Margaret Hamilton presents on the MSIR Review to the community
August 5, 2020

Professor Margaret Hamilton presents on the MSIR Review to the community

Looking out for the health of people who inject drugs is a complex task for health services in the context of criminalised and stigmatized drug use. Such was the health crisis in North Richmond over several years with heroin overdose events and deaths being the subject of Coroners Court recommendations for the establishment of supervised injecting facilities as a preventative measure. Many years of advocacy followed in the City of Yarra to see such a facility established. Culminating in 2017…

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Keep the MSIR and improve residential amenity

The Forum is committed to supporting the community to understand and address alcohol and drug related issues as primarily health issues and to work together to develop evidence-based services and strategies aimed at reducing harms associated with alcohol and drug use. The Forum supports the work of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room in North Richmond as a key strategy to prevent the significant number of drug overdose deaths that have at times in this community been overwhelming, where there has…

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