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The Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) are an organisation operating in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) that recognise drug addiction as a chronic, relapsing condition. The MSIC provide a harm reduction service by supervising episodes of drug injecting under registered nurses and counsellors/health education officers. Immediate access to emergency medical care in the event of an overdose or adverse event is also available. The professional staff are able to engage with users and facilitate effective referral to a variety of services, including specialist addiction treatment. Indigenous people are welcome to use these services.
MSIC is an initiative of the 1999 New South Wales Drug Summit, and is administered by UnitingCare. MSIC's funding comes from the Confiscated Proceeds of Illicit Activities Account, which is managed by the New South Wales Treasury.
Abstract adapted from Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC)
Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC)
66 Darlinghurst Rd
Kings Cross NSW 2011
PO Box 293
Kings Cross NSW 1340
Ph: (02) 9360 1191
Fax: (02) 9360 0707