Journey dates: January 12-24, 2017
- January 17, 2017 - Uniting Medically-Supervised Injection Centre Visit, Sydney
- Site visit: The Wayside Chapel, Sydney (https://www.thewaysidechapel.com/individual-volunteering.php)
- Exploring the Aboriginal view of opiate addiction and treatment, Uluru (Ayers) Rock Region, taking several aboriginal workshops to learn but also connect with the aboriginal community. (https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/experiences/aboriginal-cultural-experiences)
- The CHOW Project, in Honolulu, HI
- Request meeting with Ithaca Mayor
- Propose final project/paper to advisor (by February 1)
- Deliver approved final - March 15
The Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) Kings Cross is a compassionate and practical health service that seeks to connect with people who inject drugs and welcome them in a non-judgemental, person-centred way. Recognising that drug dependence is chronic, with relapse being an in-built part of this, our focus is on harm reduction. This means we concentrate on reducing the negative consequences of drug use on a person’s health and well-being. The Uniting MSIC does not support or promote drug use; it acknowledges that it is part of the community and seeks to provide assistance that is practical and sound.
Supervised injection rooms are legally sanctioned facilities where people who use intravenous drugs can inject pre-obtained drugs under medical supervision. Supervised injection facilities are designed to reduce the health and societal problems associated with injection drug use.
- Gillett, Andrew, State Library of Queesland article “Opium and Race Relations in Queensland,” Publisher: Queensland Government, February 2010
- Document: “The Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act of 1897” www.foundingdocs.gov.au/scan-sid-528.html
- Hari, Johann, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, Bloomsbury: London 2015