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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

  • Punitive drug law enforcement failing, says Home Office study

    There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the UK government’s first evidence-based study.

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  • Y Stop Website Launched

    A new website for young people giving advice around police 'stop and search' powers has been launched by Release.

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  • Warning issued as 31 people overdose in Vancouver’s supervised injection site

    Toxic heroin caused 31 overdoses in two days at Vancouver's safe injection site — believed to be a record for the facility that opened 11 years ago.

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  • Disease fears over street needles

    A BBC investigation has revealed that about 2,500 discarded drug needles have been found on the streets of the North East and Cumbria over the past two years. Video report includes a call for a supervised injecting facility.

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  • There are more than 350 legal highs, but many see them as a poor substitute

    There are now more than 350 NPSs identified by the European Monitoring Centre (EMCDDA), but just because we have these products doesn't mean everyone's buying them. I took a student to a festival this summer to do research on NPS, and he couldn't find anyone who was taking any. He had to change his dissertation to "Why aren't people taking NPS?" Classic, illegal drugs were much more appealing. For a lot of people NPSs are an unpleasant substitute.

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  • British drugs survey 2014: drug use is rising in the UK – but we're not addicted

    More than 15 million Britons, nearly one in three of the adult population, have taken illegal drugs and the proportion of the nation who have ever taken drugs is increasing over time; when the Observer last conducted research into national drug usage and attitudes in 2008, 27% of the population had taken illegal drugs. That figure has now increased to 31%.

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  • 'Drug addiction comes with huge amounts of stigma attached'

    Owen Bowden-Jones, a consultant psychiatrist and founder of CNWL Club Drug Clinic, talks about the problems associated with new drugs such as ketamine.

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  • Bodybuilders 'exploiting' Taunton needle exchange

    A homeless charity has been forced to tighten up its needle exchange rules after being "exploited" by steroid-using bodybuilders. Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) said its service was for drug users with "chaotic lifestyles" - not steroid users looking for free needles.

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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.