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Breaking Bad: Why doesn't the UK have a crystal meth problem?

Methamphetamine has been used worldwide for decades, devastating the communities where it is found. So why is it relatively unknown in the UK?

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Moving the Needle

Despite low community support in a recent survey, do syringe exchanges serve a greater good? Providing intravenous drug users with clean syringes is like making condoms available for young people, says Dr. Lisa Hernandez, medical services director for the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency.

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Record number of Scots 'overdose reversal kits' issued

Health groups issued a record number of "take home" overdose reversal kits last year in a bid to cut drug-related deaths among addicts in Scotland.nancy..

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Drug workers demand education campaign amid Fentanyl deaths

Drug and alcohol workers are calling for an education campaign in rural Australia warning about the dangers of the painkiller Fentanyl after a series of deaths.

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Evidence trumps ideology over public health benefits of Insite

A large body of scientific evidence demonstrates that Insite and other harm reduction programs, such as needle exchanges, are effective in reducing the harms associated with illicit drug use. Sadly, ideological debate about harm reduction continues...

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Deaths Related to Drug Poisoning in England and Wales, 2012

The Office of National Statistics has released the 2012 data for drug poisioning.Drug poisoning deaths involve a broad spectrum of substances, including legal and illegal drugs, prescription drugs (either prescribed to the deceased or obtained by other means) and over-the-counter medications. Some of these deaths may also be the result of complications of drug abuse, such as deep vein thrombosis or septicaemia resulting from intravenous drug use, rather than an acute drug overdose.

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Needle exchange program aims for harm reduction

Nearly one million needles were handed out to intravenous drug users in Edmonton last year, 300,000 more than in 2011. That number may scare some, but Marliss Taylor believes the rise works in tandem with falling rates of HIV infection in drug users.

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Party drugs linked to alarming rise in HIV amongst gay men

HIV infections among gay men in London are soaring, with sexual health workers saying that a "chaotic and harmful" link between high-risk drug use and gay sex in the capital is fuelling the increase.

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Insite Saves Lives & Often Transforms Them

Insite was created for the specific purpose of preventing people from dying — and it does.

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