H17 is a new drug space that opened in Copenhagen on August 2 and is the largest of its kind in the world. It is partly financed from the city budget of Copenhagen. On an area of about 1000 m2, people who use drugs can smoke or inject drugs while pregnant, under supervision, without causing inconvenience to the surrounding residents. Other services are also available here – medical care, treatment of wounds and abscesses, as well as psychological support and counselling. The drug use space works closely with the nearest rehab center, and people who are motivated enough to stop using can use its services.
H17 is the result of a lot of advocacy work that has been going on for many years, and opens a new page in the history of accessible establishments for the safe use of drugs.