Needle and Syringe Access in Germany

"Prevention of drug-related infectious diseases by low-threshold drug help facilities consists mainly of providing information on infectious diseases and risks as well as distributing safer use articles. Distribution of needles and needle exchange is explicitly permitted by the Narcotics Act and is also practised by many facilities."


German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht (DBDD)), "2012 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2011/2012" (Munich, Germany: DBDD, Oct. 2012), p. 150.