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MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Drug Treatment Matrix cell D1: Organisational functioning; Reducing harm

Seminal and key studies on the influence of the organisation on reducing drug-related harm.

MATRIX CELL 2017 HTM file
Drug Treatment Matrix cell E1: Local and national systems; Reducing harm

Seminal and key studies relating to local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively reducing harm.

DOCUMENT 2012 HTM file
Quality standard for drug use disorders

Official UK quality standards on the treatment of adults for problems related to the use of illegal drugs, intended be used to plan and deliver services to provide the best possible care.

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Drug policy and the public good: evidence for effective interventions

Review of relevant research by an international team of leading researchers offers policymakers guidance on the interventions most likely on the evidence to achieve national policy aims in respect of illegal drug use.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Needle exchange coverage key to reducing infection risk

Californian research demonstrating that needle exchanges which prioritise giving out as much injecting equipment as needed have visitors who are more adequately supplied which in turn reduces the risk of transmitting blood-borne diseases.

STUDY 2008 HTM file
Adequate needle exchange helps prevent bacterial as well as viral infections

US study suggest that needle exchanges which make adequate supplies of injecting equipment plus advice easily accessible not only prevent viral infections but also bacterial infections and abscesses, relieving a major burden on health services.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 181Kb
Specialist needle exchanges: more proactive intervention could help safeguard clients' health

In London specialist needle exchanges did deliver extra benefits compared to pharmacy based provision but there remained substantial gaps in service, suggesting that a more proactive approach was needed to justify the expense.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 163Kb
Change of gear needed if needle exchanges are to combat hepatitis infection

Implications of a Swedish study which confirmed fears that needle exchanges successful against HIV may not prevent hepatitis infection, and one in Scotland which highlighted sporadic exchange attendance as a major impediment to disease prevention.

OFFCUT 2002 PDF file 236Kb
Syringe exchange bolstered by heavyweight support from the UN and the USA

Agencies across the UN agree that needle exchanges reduce HIV risk without encouraging injecting while a less than well publicised statement from the US Surgeon General and senior US scientists notes conclusive evidence of the same benefits.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 193Kb
Addressing heavy drinking by needle exchange users could reduce infection risk

Under two hours of risk assessment and motivational sessions cut heavy drinking and equipment sharing among exchange attenders, offering a way to further reduce the risks of overdose, viral infection and the aggravation of pre-existing hepatitis disease.


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