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A place—e.g., an abandoned building in an economically-depressed urban area—where IV drug users congregate, purchase, and inject—‘shoot’—heroin, crack, oxycodone or other drugs

shooting gallery

Substance abuse A place–eg, an abandoned building in an economically-depressed urban area–ie, a ghetto, where IV drug users congregate, purchase, inject–'shoot' heroin, cocaine, oxycodone or other drug. See Crack house, Needle exchange programs, 'Pocket shot. ', 'Skin popping'.
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And one area going it alone brings with it its own problems; Swansea could find itself counting the cost if it becomes the first part of the UK to provide shooting galleries.
It's incumbent on supporters of the shooting galleries plan to make the case for how the policy would help protect the vulnerable.
The availability of needles keeps New Orleans free of shooting galleries, contends Shorty.
And the Scottish government and opposition parties were quick to reject the call for drug consumption rooms - otherwise known as shooting galleries.
Labour's justice spokeswoman Pauline McNeill said: "I am not in favour of heroin prescription or shooting galleries.
SPEAKING OUT: Bob Ainsworth said shooting galleries would not help heroin addicts
HEROIN shooting galleries should be set up to rid the streets of junkies, a report will say today.
David Blunkett rejected a call to set up shooting galleries when he was Home Secretary in 2002.
Schools aren't shooting galleries," said Frank Newman, president of the Education Commission of the States.
The warning came prior to the launch of a campaign supporting the opening of the rooms, dubbed shooting galleries, in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Shooting galleries with lounges and coffee bars already operate in Germany and Australia, providing clean needles and health information.
He said: "Those working in the drugs field recognise the value of shooting galleries, where injecting users can go without causing a nuisance and increase their chances of staying alive.