FOUR employees of a drug user advocacy group have been charged with offering to supply heroin, cannabis and methamphetamine.
This is obviously a significant setback for WASUA. No reports have yet indicated that the women were supplying drugs through their paid roles, but people will naturally jump to that conclusion. Hopefully, WASUA can deal with this issue and get back to providing their essential harm reduction and advocacy work.
Underage drinkers of flavored alcoholic beverages who exclusively consume the supersized versions are more than six times as likely to report suffering alcohol-related injuries compared to underage youth who drink other types of alcoholic beverages, according to a new study from researchers with the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health.
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
The long read: More than 150 million people worldwide could have highly infectious hepatitis C without realising. There is a cure, but how will doctors find the people who need it? Patrick Strudwick investigates
An extended piece on the public health challenges in identifying and treating Hep C.
It was the same thing every night. Come 11 o' clock, one of the overnight techs would come in the room to bid goodnight to we princes of Washington, we kings of the pacific northwest, before turnin...
Reflection by US blogger Drew Gibson on some of the struggles for people experiencing opioid dependence and in recovery. He doesn't address pharmacotherapy in his piece, but his recounting of others' experiences highlights the potentially lifesaving role that Opioid Replacement Therapy can play in supporting sustainable change. Our ORT position statement and supporting evidence is here: http://www.regen.org.au/advocacy. It's also worth noting that the piece ends with discussion of suicide. If you're feeling vulnerable now (or after having read it), please contact your local support line. In Australia, that's Lifeline (13 11 14).
As you may have seen in the media recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched new guidelines on medical injections and a global campaign to switch all medical and vaccination injections to syringes that cannot be used more than once. However these guidelines do not apply to needle and syringe programmes for a number of reasons.
The UK National Needle Exchange Forum raises some concerns about single-use syringes. See related post: http://sco.lt/6TSeSf
A study on the perceived risk of regularly using cannabis and the characteristics associated with these perceptions found that non-white, low-income women over the age of 50 were most likely to perceive a risk in using the drug. Least likely were those 12 to 25 years old, with a high school diploma ...
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