The entries below are our accounts of documents collected by Drug and Alcohol Findings as relevant to improving outcomes from drug or alcohol interventions in the UK. The original documents were not published by Findings; click on the Titles to obtain copies. Free reprints may also be available from the authors. If displayed, click prepared e-mail to adapt the pre-prepared e-mail message or compose your own message. The Summary is intended to convey the findings and views expressed in the document. Below may be a commentary from Drug and Alcohol Findings.
Features studies which remind recovery-focused Britain of the harm reduction value of needle exchange and methadone maintenance services. First entry suggests these have curbed hepatitis C, an analysis based largely on the second entry, repeated here for convenience from an earlier bulletin. Australian analysts went further, calculating that needle exchanges will eventually save the health service money. Finally from Canada, a drastic way to demonstrate the value of a needle exchange – closing it.