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REVIEW 2000
Overdosing on opiates part I: causes 2709Kb PDF file

The most thorough review to date of the greatest risk posed by illegal drug use in Britain. An international team of authors analyses the causes and finds they go way beyond just taking too much. Includes in the “The Swedish experience” on p. 6 of PDF early studies which established methadone’s lifesaving potential.

REVIEW 2001
Overdosing on opiates part II: prevention 1041Kb PDF file

Based on a painstaking analysis of the causes of opiate overdose, an international team investigate ways to curb the increasing death rate. Key message: the deaths are preventable, and preventing them is within our reach. All it takes is some stretching.


Overdose causes and prevention


Investing in alcohol treatment


In treatment, manners matter


Hepatitis C and needle exchange


Wet day centres in Britain


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