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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

  • Pragmatics & pleasure in effective harm reduction

    Dr Magdalena Harris speaking at the HIT Hot Topics conference in Liverpool. She talks about measures to make harm reduction interventions effective & the essential need to acknowledge the pragmatics & the pleasures of drug use, and not to focus only on risks & harms.

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  • Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

    Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin. Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses of the drug.

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  • Could 'Darknet' Drug Markets Be a Good Thing?

    Global Drug Survey has been tracking the dark net markets since 2012. Their work on the Silk Road before it's closure in October 2013 defined that the motivations for purchasing drugs on-line were the same as for any form of e commerce - quality, range of product, convenience and user ratings.

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  • More naloxone programmes are urgently needed

    Blenheim and IDHDP were appalled by the alarming 32% increase in opiate-overdose deaths in 2013 in England, so they called a Naloxone Action Summit to see what could be changed to reduce this number of unnecessary deaths.

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  • Staying Alive

    when the push for recovery began to take hold, a number of the people I knew on substitute prescribing started getting nervous. They no longer felt safe: ‘Every time I see my drug worker, we have a conversation about reducing my script. Seeing him used to feel like support – now it just feels like pressure.’

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  • Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK

    The annual Shooting Up reports help healthcare professionals understand the scope of diseases affecting people who inject drugs (PWID).

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  • WHO release guide to overdose management

    The World Health Organisation have released a guide to the management of opioid overdose in the community, this of course has a strong focus on the provision of naloxone.

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  • 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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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.