Denmark's drug-taking rooms for addicts
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Denmark's drug-taking rooms for addicts

Denmark's drug-taking rooms for addicts

This is Copenhagen's seedy red light district, a well-known area to buy drugs. It's home to one of the city's so-called 'fix rooms'… a place where addicts can legally take class A drugs safely under supervision and without the fear of prosecution. This place opened three years ago funded by the city with public money. There's always a nurse here to supervise the users. But the fix room is clearly not a treatment facility to get addicts off drugs and many people will come in and out of the fix room and go back to their difficult and sometimes dangerous lifestyles.

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Words and phrases and definitions:

seedy: kotor, terkait dengan kegiatan gelap atau tidak benar secara moral

urban areas: kota, kawasan sekeliling kota

cubs: hewan muda (beruang, rubah, atau singa)