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The website was created by and for Amsterdam hard drug users. It offers information on aid, care, treatment and safe drug use. The problem is that the site is accessible to everyone, including curious school children, and its home page presents a 21-step guide on how to safely inject heroin.
Kim Oei, aid worker for hard drug users and the website’s initiator, says: “We created the site because we feel that hard drug users in Amsterdam who are avoiding all aid should be brought back into care. And for that, they should be able to easily find all care institutions available in Amsterdam on a single website, and not scattered on many different websites.”
“A little too down-to-earth”
Amsterdam VVD-councillor Erik van der Burg says the site has pros and cons: "On the one hand, we must ensure that the lowest possible number of people use that stuff. On the other hand, if they do, they should use clean needles, not borrow them from each other. And they should try to limit the health risks. That's the perspective from which I look at the site. It’s good to provide information on the problems that hard drug-users face, but you really do not want to talk about drugs in a positive way.”
Thijs Westerbeek van Eerten
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