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  • Abbotsford Harm Reduction Forum

    Posted on January 27th, 2013 TimB No comments

    Members of a panel of service providers that help Abbotsford addicts agreed to disagree around the benefits of needle exchange services at a harm reduction forum held Tuesday night.

    The city of Abbotsford hosted the debate as part of a review of its anti-harm reduction bylaws that ban measures such as handing out condoms, needle exchange services, medical marijuana dispensaries and supervised injection sites.

    Fraser Health has repeatedly urged the city to revise the bylaw to allow needle exchange services in the city, which it believes has high rates of new hepatitis C infections due to addicts re-using dirty needles or crack pipes.

    More than 100 people, many waving placards in favour of harm reduction, packed into Matsqui Centennial Auditorium to hear the debate and public comments, which covered the full spectrum of opinion on the issue.

    Community organizations on the panel included the Warm Zone – a centre serving at-risk women – as well as Kinghaven/Peardonville House treatment centres, the Salvation Army and the Life Recovery Association – a women’s Christian recovery centre.

    The Warm Zone and Kinghaven/Peardonville treatment centre representatives stated they favoured changing the city’s bylaws to allow needle exchange services.

  • Rise In Mephedrone Addiction Rivals Heroin Use – Huffington Post Live

    Posted on December 8th, 2012 TimB No comments

  • Silk Road and the online drugs trade

    Posted on December 1st, 2012 TimB No comments

  • Pharmacy Needle Exchange – A perspective from a pharmacist

    Posted on November 9th, 2012 TimB No comments

  • What MDMA is doing to your brain

    Posted on September 13th, 2012 TimB No comments

  • Oral substitution treatment of injecting opioid users for prevention of HIV infection (Review)

    Posted on September 7th, 2012 TimB No comments

    Injecting drug users are vulnerable to infection with HIV and other blood borne viruses as a result of collective use of injecting equipment as well as sexual behaviour.

    This review looks at original studies that reported the frequency or prevalence of risk behaviours, or information on HIV infection related to substitution treatment of opioid dependence to assess the extent to which oral substitution treatment prevents the transmission of HIV infection. It was not possible to accurately estimate the extent of reduction, but it is clear that oral substitution treatment reduces risk behaviours and also the probability of HIV infection amongst injecting drug users in substitution treatment.


  • Insite Safer Injecting Site: lessons for the UK?

    Posted on August 14th, 2012 TimB No comments

    Danny Morris in conversation with Dan Small from the Insite safer injecting site in Vancouver Canada. Dan talks about the people who use Insite and how it improves outcomes for treatment, detox and employment for many.

  • Substance use and overdose prevention and intervention.

    Posted on July 24th, 2012 TimB No comments

    Stephen Malloy presented at the addiction masterclass in June 2012 in Dublin . The INEF is in the process of launching a new Naloxone site you can sign up and register for news updates on Naloxone

  • Two Futures of British Drug Policy – Professor Alex Stevens

    Posted on July 16th, 2012 TimB No comments

  • Update on the Irish Pharmacy Needle Exchange

    Posted on July 15th, 2012 TimB No comments

    This video talks about development of the roll out of the pharmacy needle exchange service in Ireland.

    For further details on the service

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