Needle Park: what can we learn
from the Zurich experience?
Obergericht des Kantons Zurich,
Addiction. 1994 May;89(5):513-6
ABSTRACTNeedle Park in Zurich existed as an open air drug scene from 1986 until February 1992. Within this six year period the City Government, City Parliament, governmental and non-governmental organizations implemented a wide range of permissive and restrictive drug policies, from extensive harm reduction to closing the park. Police statistics and several studies suggest that tolerating an open air drug scene can have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. Low drug prices, lack of law enforcement and lack of social control seem to attract drug users towards the open drug scene and the increase in problems appears to have been more rapid than the increase in the population of addicts.Heroin
Fentanyl and ketamine
Is morphine a smart drug?
Opioids, mood and cognition
Long-term heroin prescription
Depression, opioids and the HPA
Morphine withdrawal and depression
Opioids: antidepressant, antimanic, antipanic?
and further reading
The Abolitionist Project
The Hedonistic Imperative
The Reproductive Revolution
Critique of Huxley's Brave New World
The Good Drug Guide
The Responsible Parent's Guide
To Healthy Mood Boosters For All The Family