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Understanding injection drug users

the first step in planning needle exchange programs

by Michael DeVillaer

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Published by Addiction Research Foundation, Department of Health Services, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth in Hamilton, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Preventon,
  • AIDS (Disease),
  • Hypodermic needles,
  • Health aspects,
  • Intravenous drug abuse,
  • Needle exchange programs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 20-22).

    Other titlesFirst step in planning needle exchange programs
    StatementMichael DeVillaer, Vicki Smye
    ContributionsSmye, Vicki, Ontario. Addiction Research Foundation, Hamilton-Wentworth (Ont.) Dept. of Public Health Services
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA644.A25 D48 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29 p. ;
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26315558M
    OCLC/WorldCa42456827

    CDC Report Shows MRSA Risk Associated With Injection Drug Use. . 1 The study found that invasive MRSA from injecting drugs increased from % in to % in 1 Nonsterile drug use was the most common cause of invasive MRSA infection. Study limitations include the possibility of misclassifying information. Since it first went online in , Drug War Facts provides reliable information with applicable citations on important public health and criminal justice issues related to drug policy and the failed drug war. It is updated continuously. Most charts, facts and figures are from government sources, government-sponsored sources, peer reviewed journals and occasionally newspapers.

    reparing for and planning your injection drug use (or any drug use) is one of the most important things you can do to achieve your desired results and to prevent potentially harmful mistakes from occurring in the process. Drug injection is a rather complex activity. There are many steps along the way where something can go wrong, but equally as File Size: KB.   A method of illicit drug use. The drugs are injected directly into the body—into a vein, into a muscle, or under the skin—with a needle and syringe. Blood-borne viruses, including HIV and hepatitis, can be transmitted via shared needles or other drug injection equipment.

    Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the author of Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction (Arsenal Pulp Press, June ). He works as a staff reporter for the Georgia Straight newspaper and has also written about drug addiction, harm reduction, and mental health for .   It’s been termed as open drug use, and unfortunately, it’s a big problem in the city. There are aro intravenous drug users in San Francisco, according to the Department of Public Health.


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Most injection drug users know not to share syringes, but they do not know the HCV can live outside the body and remain infectious for up to 4 days (CDC, ). This knowledge can help addicted persons understand they should not share supplies (e.g., cookers, cotton balls, tourniquets) or needles.

Injection Drug Use and HIV Risk. Sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment­—for example, cookers—puts people at risk for getting or transmitting HIV and other infections.

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The drug is slower to take effect when you use this way, so be patient. It is suitable for short-term use only as any bacteria or irritant (e.g. citric or vitamin c) lies close to the skin surface and easily causes abscesses and infections. Always follow safer injecting tips.

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acknowledges that, while carrying risks, drug use also provides the user and society with benefits that must be taken into account. HUMAN RIGHTS - Harm reduction respects the basic human dignity and rights of people who use drugs.

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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found no differences in injection drug use reports by race or ethnicity in the United States in and Sex Combined data from NSDUH indicate that US males were twice as likely as females to report injection drug use in the past year.1 INTRODUCTION TO THE RAPID ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE GUIDE ON INJECTING DRUG USE Summary This chapter gives an overview of the aims of the Rapid Assessment and Response Guide on Injecting Drug Use - and instructions on how to use it.

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