Safe injecting rooms encourage illegal drug use and do not help people to end there drug addiction.
Before we can begin to look at the above question, we must first critically analyze its key words and meanings. Those appear to be, Safe “protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.” Encourage “To give support, confidence, or hope.” Illegal “contrary to or forbidden by law, esp. criminal law.” Drug “a substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects.” And addiction “the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.” All definition taken from New Oxford American Dictionary. With these definitions in mind the question can be rephrased to read. Injecting rooms which provide people with protected, not likely to be harmed in environments support people who use substances that are taken for their narcotic effects, forbidden by law and do not help people to end there condition of being addicted to a particular drug.
This essay will compare both sides of the above statement utilizing the information currently available and draw a conclusion to the statements validity.
Safe injecting rooms now exist in The United States of America Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Norway, Canada and Australia totaling 76 venues in 2010 (Dateline). With so many countries offering this service to the intravenous drug users in its societies, it becomes apparent that the use of drugs via “main lining” (street terminology for intravenous drug delivery) is far more prevalent in society than many people relies.
The first professionally staffed service where drug injection was accepted emerged in the Netherlands during the early 1970s, as part of the "alternative youth service" provided by the St. Paul's church in Rotterdam and the first Australian room opened in May 2001 in the Kings Cross area of Sydney NSW after recommendations from the Wood Royal Commissions, as outlined in the...