Back Yard

Posted in Publications

Back Yard
The time is right to look at new ways of reducing mortality among people who use illicit drugs. Across the UK, we are seeing record levels of drug-related deaths. These deaths often occur among people who use heroin, as well as alcohol and tobacco. The appearance of synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil in the UK drug markets threatens to cause even more harm.Many of the most vulnerable people are not well served by existing models of treatment. So we need new ways of engaging these people in services that can save their lives. The need for drug consumption rooms is urgent.

Alternatives to Public Injecting

Posted in Publications

Alternatives
Harm Reduction Coalition invited experts from several countries to share their various SIF models, planning and policy development process, implementation challenges, and evaluation results. This report is a summary of the proceedings of the consultation.

Shooting Up Report (Released Nov 2017)

Posted in Publications

Shooting Up
This annual national report describes trends in the extent of infections and associated risks and behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2016. This information is essential to understanding the extent of these infections, the risk factors for their acquisition, and for monitoring the effectiveness of prevention measures.