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Jessica Schaefer

Abstinence Is for Quitters

Illustrations by Daniel Peacock In 2000 the German Parliament signed into law an amendment to the Narcotics Act legalizing “drug-consumption rooms,” or Drogenkonsumräum (DKRs). These facilities, operated by nonprofits, provide space where hard users can take drugs in a safe environment under medical supervision. In the years since the amendment,......