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Switzerland to reopen Needle Parks

National News // By Tay Kinnear // June 7, 2019

Almost 30 years ago Switzerland was famous for its open drug use.

PIxabay Switzerland to reopen Needle Parks

So called Needle Parks attracted addicts from all over Europe. It was a place where addicts could inject without fear of arrest, but also get help if they asked.

The parks will open again next month – but this time for a celebration. Hundreds of former addicts are expected to converge on one of the biggest, the Platzspitz in Zurich.

A spokesman for Narcotics Anonymous says it will be an opportunity for people to share their experiences.  



 

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