Leave drug addiction treatment out of your austerity cuts
Drug experts and policy makers from around Europe gathered in Athens to urge governments to exclude drug-abuse treatment from austerity budget cuts, citing an alarming rise in HIV infections among drug users in Greece.
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HIV infections among gay men in England at highest ever level
New figures released today by Public Health England show HIV infections among gay and bisexual men at a record high. 3,250 gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV in 2012, the highest annual figure since the start of the epidemic.
The Sydney MSIC "a really good news story"
Dr Ingrid van Beek, director of the Kirketon Road Centre in Sydney (and director of the MSIC until 2008), talks about the establishment & success of the Medically Supervised Injection Centre (MSIC) in Sydney's King's Cross area.
Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre
Greece has set up its first "drug consumption" room to contain a surge of infectious diseases among drug addicts in the crisis-hit country, Greece's Organization Against Drugs, OKANA, said on Monday. Following similar projects in Western Europe, Canada and Australia, the centre lets users inject drugs they bring themselves, under medical supervision, and has been visited by more than 200 addicts since it was set up in October.
One Strike and You're Out
Kirstie Douse, Head of Legal Services at Release, discusses proposals to kick people out of their homes if they, or someone else living at or visiting the property, are convicted of certain drug offences in the UK.
MDMA Safety: Practical Medical Tips for Ravers
I found almost as many urban myths surrounding the medical aspects of Ecstasy as there are surrounding the legal aspects of the drug. That’s why I’m super fortunate to be able to collaborate with Stefanie Jones and Missi Wooldridge from DanceSafe.
Fears blood-borne disease rates will rise without funding injection into needle program
AUSTRAILIA: Operators of needle syringe programs are warning of a rise in the number of injecting drug users unless there is an immediate increase in government funding.