This best practice guidance from NICE is for anyone who provides or commissions a needle and syringe programme, including those working in pharmacies. This guidance has been updated (April 2014) and now includes a strong steroid component.
Young people who inject drugs have specific developmental, social and environmental vulnerabilities. They are less likely to use harm reduction and treatment services and are less informed about risks and their rights. Early onset of injecting, and being a new injector, have been associated with increased risks of HIV and hepatitis C transmission, while specific groups of young people, especially those that are street involved, are at considerably higher risk.
This compendia report presents a range of published information on drug misuse among both adults and children which has been drawn together from a variety of sources. The report also presents some new information on hospital admissions related to drug misuse.
Annual report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)detailing the current situation in the UK around drug use and drug treatment.
The report examines the multiple and varied contexts within which drug use (including use of alcohol and non-psychoactive substances, including some hormones and image- and performance-enhancing drugs) and sex work overlap.
This handbook has been designed to be a practical tool for activists to support them to assess their local circumstances, identify priorities for advocacy and to design, deliver and review their own TB advocacy campaigns. Each setting and context will throw up different issues and challenges for TB advocacy.