What if Lyon had addiction care stops, more trivially called shooting rooms?
This is the question that was asked at the town hall by our colleagues from Mediacities. The latter publish this Wednesday the results of a study carried out by the Regional Health Agency.
A questionnaire was given to around 200 drug users in the Lyon conurbation. And it shows that the vast majority take drugs in places that are unsuitable and fairly prone to contamination: public toilets, squats, stairwells… While some squares, in particular at La Guillotière, are places where people gather These persons.
Associations are pushing for Lyon to have an addiction care stopover, formerly called lower-risk consumption rooms, like Paris or Strasbourg.
And Grégory Doucet’s teams remain attentive to these complaints.
At Médiacités, Health Assistant Céline de Laurens reiterated her will “to appease certain territories” and to guarantee the “security” drug users. The elected ecologist believes that it is “totally illusory to think that a drug-free society can exist” and therefore led a reflection on the format of the rooms to be opened in the future.
In addition to the addiction care stops, the town hall could rather fall back on reception and support centers for the reduction of the risks of drug users (Caarud). Lyon already has two. There are also three distributors of unused syringes in town: quai Jean-Moulin, behind Perrache station and rue du Pensionnait.
If the reflection succeeds, the choice of locations for these filming rooms will risk being debated.