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Tips For Supplying Foil

Smoking Foil
So foil is now legal in the UK (since September 5th), needle programmes across the country are now (hopefully) stocking it and offering it as a possible tool for change or early engagement route for people who smoke rather than inject their drug of choice. So here's a bit of advice for those workers giving it out.

Low Dead Space Syringes

Robert Heimer, William Zule and Andrew Preston talk about the importance of low dead space syringes for BBV prevention.

Emily talks to - Allan Clear

Allan Clear
On a recent trip to the US Emily got the chance to talk to Allan Clear about his role as Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition, or as she puts it "the boss of the bosses".

Harm Reduction News

  • World leaders call for responsible legal regulation of drugs

    Today, the Global Commission on Drug Policy will release Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work, a new, groundbreaking report that calls for the legal regulation of drugs. The Commission is the most distinguished group of high-level leaders ever to call for such far-reaching reform.

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  • People Dying Due to Lack of Harm Reduction and Access to Naloxone

    In Scotland and Wales, successful pilots resulted in national programmes to make naloxone widely available but there has been no similar national programme in England. Scotland has allowed naloxone to be provided to services without prescription, for use in an emergency. This enables Scottish drug treatment and homeless hostel staff to have naloxone ready for use. We urgently need the law in the UK changed to allow this.

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  • Silk Road drug dealer gets 6 years in prison

    A federal judge imposed a six-year sentence Friday on Jacob Theodore George IV, who sold heroin on the online drug bazaar Silk Road. George, 33, an Edgewood man with a history of arrests, drug abuse and mental health problems, apologized to the judge. He said he cried as he confessed to the federal agents who caught him.

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  • Room in the 8th District - Campaign Report

    The aim of this campaign is to educate and mobilise the general public, especially residents of the Budapest 8th district, to support innovative harm reduction solutions as alternatives to criminalisation. The goal is to keep harm reduction on the agenda of political decision-makers, and open the first supervised injection facilities in the city.

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  • Expanded harm reduction provision achieves impressive reductions in HCV

    Implementation of comprehensive harm reduction policies has achieved impressive reductions in incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland, research publish in PLOS ONE shows.

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  • Canada's first batch of prescription heroin expected in Vancouver by December

    Prescription heroin or diacetylmorphine will be available at Crosstown Clinic in the Downtown Eastside. In accordance with the terms of an interlocutory injunction, only former participants of an academic study called SALOME will be eligible to receive the drug as a treatment for severe opiate addictions. There are 202 such individuals.

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  • ‘To stop hepatitis C, we need to treat people who are using drugs’

    The notion that people who are using drugs are ‘hard to reach’ and unable to engage with treatment needs to be firmly challenged, he argues: what’s really at issue is how current provision is operating, and how accessible this treatment is for the people it should be tailored towards.

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  • V Festival scientists to test samples of 'legal highs'

    Government scientists will be at a major music festival this weekend to analyse samples of "legal highs", the Home Office said. Tests will be conducted by researchers at V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on Saturday and Sunday.

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Latest Videos

  • Hadiyah Charles talks about the importance of HepC testing.
  • Stephen Malloy talks about the importance of naloxone as a tool to reduce drug related deaths.
  • Sharon Stancliff talks about the issues delaying wider distribution of naloxone around the USA.
  • Emily demonstrates how simple it is to save the life of someone you love.
  • There are many more videos here on Injecting Advice.

    Make sure you check them all out over in the 'Multimedia' section.

  • Allan Clear
    On a recent trip to the US Emily got the chance to talk to Allan Clear about his role as Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition, or as she puts it "the boss of the bosses".
    As well as this new series there is also plenty of other video content on this site, and more being produced every month.