Prevalence of HCV among people who inject drugs in Brussels —a respondent-driven sampling survey
In Belgium, people who inject drugs (PWID) are at a high risk of being infected by hepatitis C (HCV) as injecting drug use is the main mode for transmission of HCV in Europe. Estimates about the number of peop... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - February 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Els Plettinckx, J érôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux Tags: Research Source Type: research

What constitutes effective problematic substance use treatment from the perspective of people who are homeless? A systematic review and meta-ethnography
People experiencing homelessness have higher rates of problematic substance use but difficulty engaging with treatment services. There is limited evidence regarding how problematic substance use treatment shou... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Hannah Carver, Nicola Ring, Joanna Miler and Tessa Parkes Tags: Review Source Type: research

Using life course charts to assess and compare trajectories of amphetamine type stimulant consumption in different user groups: a cross-sectional study
Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) are the second most commonly used illicit drugs in Europe and globally. However, there is limited understanding of what shapes patterns of ATS use over the life course. The AT... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Marcus-Sebastian Martens, Heike Zurhold, Moritz Rosenkranz, Amy O ’Donnell, Michelle Addison, Liam Spencer, William McGovern, Roman Gabrhelík, Benjamin Petruželka, Magdalena Rowicka, Nienke Liebregts, Peter Degkwitz, Eileen Kaner and Uwe Verthein Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stimulant safe supply: a potential opportunity to respond to the overdose epidemic
Occurring against the backdrop of an overdose crisis, stimulant use and stimulant-involved deaths in North America are increasing at an alarming rate. Many of these deaths are being attributed to fentanyl and ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Taylor Fleming, Allison Barker, Andrew Ivsins, Sheila Vakharia and Ryan McNeil Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

High prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and low level of awareness among people who recently started injecting drugs in a cross-sectional study in Germany, 2011 –2014: missed opportunities for hepatitis C testing
In Germany, risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highest among people who inject drugs (PWID). New injectors (NI) are particularly vulnerable for HCV-acquisition, but little is known about health seeki... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Julia Enkelmann, Martyna Gassowski, Stine Nielsen, Benjamin Wenz, Stefan Ro ß, Ulrich Marcus, Viviane Bremer and Ruth Zimmermann Tags: Brief report Source Type: research

Preventing opioid overdose with peer-administered naloxone: findings from a rural state
In response to the opioid epidemic, naloxone distribution programs aim to prevent overdose death by making naloxone available and training people to use it. Peers of individuals at risk of opioid overdose are ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bridget L. Hanson, Rebecca R. Porter, Amanda L. Z öld and Heather Terhorst-Miller Tags: Research Source Type: research

Investigating opioid-related fatalities in southern Sweden: contact with care-providing authorities and comparison of substances
Opioid-related deaths have increased in Western countries over recent decades. Despite numerous studies investigating opioid-related mortality, only a few have focused on the lives of the deceased individuals ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Lisa Andersson, Anders H åkansson, Peter Krantz and Björn Johnson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: a partnership and evidence-informed approach to developing the new Irish health led, National Drug Strategy
Policy development by partnership is difficult, however, ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery- A health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025’ hailed a new era. This policy was based on an a... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Catherine Comiskey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Preferences for methadone clinics among drug users in Vietnam: a comparison between public and private models
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been proven to be effective in treating opioid dependence. In Vietnam, MMT services are provided primarily by public clinics, with only one private MMT clinic establis... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tuan Anh Le, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Anh Duc Dang, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Hai Thanh Phan, Giang Thu Vu, Trang Huyen Thi Nguyen, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho, Roger C. M. Ho, Bach Xuan Tran, Jiangbo Ying and Melvyn W. B. Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Beliefs about cannabis at the time of legalization in Canada: results from a general population survey
The objective of this study was to examine beliefs about cannabis use at the time of legalization among past year cannabis users, those wh... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - January 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: John A. Cunningham Tags: Brief report Source Type: research

Treatments for people who use anabolic androgenic steroids: a scoping review
A growing body of evidence suggests that anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are used globally by a diverse population with varying motivations. Evidence has increased greatly in recent years to support underst... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Geoff Bates, Marie-Claire Van Hout, Joseph Tay Wee Teck and Jim McVeigh Tags: Review Source Type: research

Associations between vaping and relapse to smoking: preliminary findings from a longitudinal survey in the UK
This study aimed to assess 1) whether vaping predicted relapse among... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Leonie S. Brose, Julia Bowen, Ann McNeill and Timea R. Partos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Perceived need, barriers to and facilitators of mental health care among HIV-infected PWID in Hanoi, Vietnam: a qualitative study
The HIV epidemic in Vietnam has been primarily driven by injection drug use. HIV-infected people who inject drugs (PWID) in Vietnam have very high rates of mental health problems, which can accelerate progress... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 26, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Minh X. Nguyen, Vivian F. Go, Quynh X. Bui, Bradley N. Gaynes and Brian W. Pence Tags: Research Source Type: research

When and how do individuals transition from regular drug use to injection drug use in Uganda? Findings from a rapid assessment
In Uganda, injection drug use is a growing but less studied problem. Preventing the transition to injection drug use may help prevent blood-borne viral transmission, but little is known about when and how peop... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Matayo Baluku and Twaibu Wamala Tags: Research Source Type: research

Opioid substitution therapy for people living in German prisons —inequality compared with civic sector
The above-average proportion of people with opioid use disorder living in prisons is a worldwide reality, and the need to treat these people was recognized internationally more than 20 years ago. Studies have ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Heino St över, Daniela Jamin, Ingo Ilja Michels, Bärbel Knorr, Karlheinz Keppler and Daniel Deimel Tags: Research Source Type: research

A client-centered relational framework on barriers to the integration of HIV and substance use services: a systematic review
Given the close connection between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and substance use disorder (SUD), access to integrated HIV and SUD services is critical for individuals experiencing both challen... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Rog ério Meireles Pinto, Yun Chen and Sunggeun ( Ethan) Park Tags: Review Source Type: research

“There is a Place”: impacts of managed alcohol programs for people experiencing severe alcohol dependence and homelessness
The twin problems of severe alcohol dependence and homelessness are associated with precarious living and multiple acute, social and chronic harms. While much attention has been focused on harm reduction servi... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: B. Pauly, M. Brown, J. Evans, E. Gray, R. Schiff, A. Ivsins, B. Krysowaty, K. Vallance and T. Stockwell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Self-care habits among people who inject drugs with skin and soft tissue infections: a qualitative analysis
Injection drug use is on the rise in the USA, and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) are a common complication, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Due to structural barriers to care-seeking,... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Andrew R. Gilbert, Julia L. Hellman, Michael S. Wilkes, Vaughan W. Rees and Phillip J. Summers Tags: Research Source Type: research

From opiates to methamphetamine: building new harm reduction responses in Jakarta, Indonesia
Despite the rise of stimulant use, most harm reduction programs still focus on people who inject opioids, leaving many people who use methamphetamine (PWUM) underserviced. In Asia, especially, where methamphet... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Rafaela Rigoni, Sara Woods and Joost J. Breeksema Tags: Research Source Type: research

HIV/HCV co-infection and associated risk factors among injecting drug users in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: potential for HCV elimination
Chronic HCV infection causes substantial morbidity and mortality and, in co-infection with HIV, may result in immunological and virological failure following antiretroviral treatment. Estimates of HCV infectio... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Germana Henry Leyna, Neema Makyao, Alexander Mwijage, Angela Ramadhan, Samuel Likindikoki, Mucho Mizinduko, Melkizedeck Thomas Leshabari, K åre Moen and Elia John Mmbaga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Gambling as social practice: a complementary approach for reducing harm?
Gambling is now a well-recognised public health issue and forms the focus of extensive harm reduction initiatives. Recent developments in policy, practice and technology, such relaxation of regulations, the in... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ross Gordon and Gerda Reith Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Smoking heroin with cannabis versus injecting heroin: unexpected impact on treatment outcomes
In several countries, especially in Africa, the dominant method of heroin intake is smoking a joint of cannabis laced with heroin. There is no data exploring the impact of smoking heroin with cannabis on treat... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Nirvana Morgan, William Daniels and Ugasvaree Subramaney Tags: Research Source Type: research

One opioid user saving another: the first study of an opioid overdose-reversal and naloxone distribution program addressing hard-to-reach drug scenes in Denmark
Overdose education and naloxone distribution programs decrease opioid overdose deaths. However, no studies of such programs have been carried out in Denmark. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibili... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - December 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Birgitte Thylstrup, Morten Hesse, Marian J ørgensen and Henrik Thiesen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Twenty percent better with 20 micrograms? A qualitative study of psychedelic microdosing self-rapports and discussions on YouTube
Psychedelic microdosing is the trending practice of using tiny repeated doses of psychedelic substances to facilitate a range of supposed benefits. With only a few published studies to date, the subject is sti... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - November 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Martin Andersson and Anette Kjellgren Tags: Research Source Type: research

“We don't get much of a voice about anything”: perspectives on photovoice among people who inject drugs
In the context of the current US opioid crisis, people who inject drugs (PWID) are increasingly researched, but their ability to tell their own stories may be limited. Photovoice is a participatory action rese... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - November 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Ellen Childs, Katie B. Biello, Dea L. Biancarelli, Alberto Edeza, Peter Salhaney, Matthew J. Mimiaga and Angela R. Bazzi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Snus: a compelling harm reduction alternative to cigarettes
Snus is an oral smokeless tobacco product which is usually placed behind the upper lip, either in a loose form or in portioned sachets, and is primarily used in Sweden and Norway. The purpose of this review is... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - November 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Elizabeth Clarke, Keith Thompson, Sarah Weaver, Joseph Thompson and Grant O ’Connell Tags: Review Source Type: research

Injecting-related health harms and overuse of acidifiers among people who inject heroin and crack cocaine in London: a mixed-methods study
Venous access is a priority for people who inject drugs (PWID). Damage and scarring of peripheral veins can exacerbate health harms, such as skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), and promote transitions to f... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - November 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Magdalena Harris, Jenny Scott, Talen Wright, Rachel Brathwaite, Daniel Ciccarone and Vivian Hope Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with past 30-day abstinence from cigarette smoking in adult established smokers who used a JUUL vaporizer for 6 months
JUUL is the fastest growing and highest selling brand of e-cigarette/vapor products in the USA. Assessing the effect of JUUL vapor products on adult smokers ’ use of conventional tobacco cigarettes can help inf... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - November 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Christopher Russell, Farhana Haseen and Neil McKeganey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Perspectives on the HIV continuum of care among adult opioid users in New York City: a qualitative study
Engagement in the HIV care continuum combined with office-based opioid treatment remains a cornerstone in addressing the intertwined epidemics of opioid use disorder (OUD) and HIV/AIDS. Factors influencing pat... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - October 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Babak Tofighi, Selena S. Sindhu, Chemi Chemi, Crystal Fuller Lewis, Victoria Vaughan Dickson and Joshua D. Lee Tags: Research Source Type: research

I could take the judgment if you could just provide the service: non-prescription syringe purchase experience at Arizona pharmacies, 2018
Community pharmacies are important for health access by rural populations and those who do not have optimum access to the health system, because they provide myriad health services and are found in most commun... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - September 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Beth E. Meyerson, Carrie A. Lawrence, Summer Dawn Cope, Steven Levin, Christopher Thomas, Lori Ann Eldridge, Haley B. Coles, Nina Vadiei and Amy Kennedy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Needle exchange programmes in Visegrad countries: a comparative case study of structural factors in effective service delivery
Harm reduction services, despite their proved effectiveness in the prevention of infectious diseases, are still underdeveloped in several European states. The situation in the Visegrad Group countries is espec... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Iga Kender-Jeziorska Tags: Research Source Type: research

Supporting peer researchers: recommendations from our lived experience/expertise in community-based research in Canada
Community-based research in HIV in Canada is a complex undertaking. Including peer researchers living with HIV meaningfully is intricate and costly. However, this inclusion guarantees results that translate to... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Francisco Ib áñez-Carrasco, James R. Watson and James Tavares Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

HIV- and hepatitis C-related risk behaviors among people who inject drugs in Uganda: implications for policy and programming
There is a dearth of evidence on injecting drug use and associated HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in Uganda. As such, policy and programming for people who inject drugs (PWID) is limited due to sca... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - September 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Matayo Baluku, Twaibu Wamala and Denis Muhangi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Geographic distribution of risk ( “Hotspots”) for HIV, HCV, and drug overdose among persons who use drugs in New York City: the importance of local history
To identify geographic “hotspots” for potential transmission of HIV and HCV and for drug overdose among persons who use heroin and cocaine in New York City and to examine historical continuities in problem dru... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - September 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: D.C. Des Jarlais, C. McKnight, K. Arasteh, J. Feelemyer, Zev Ross and H. L. F. Cooper Tags: Research Source Type: research

Acceptability of safe drug consumption spaces among people who inject drugs in rural West Virginia
Safe consumption spaces (SCS) are indoor environments in which people can use drugs with trained personnel on site to provide overdose reversal and risk reduction services. SCS have been shown to reduce fatal ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - August 31, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Allison O ’Rourke, Rebecca Hamilton White, Ju Nyeong Park, Kayla Rodriguez, Michael E. Kilkenny, Susan G. Sherman and Sean T. Allen Tags: Brief report Source Type: research

Involving peers in research: the UNSW community reference panel
There is limited literature about how to best “do” community involvement in research and no one model of community involvement in research that has been shown to be more effective than others. This paper prese... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Melinda Walker, Kim Beadman, Steve Griffin, Mitchell Beadman and Carla Treloar Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Mortality among male smokers and smokeless tobacco users in the USA
In this study, we focus only on men ages 40 –79 years old and extend the fo... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - August 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Brad Rodu and Nantaporn Plurphanswat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prospective client survey and participatory process ahead of opening a mobile drug consumption room in Lisbon
Ahead of opening Portugal ’s first mobile drug consumption room (MDCR) in Lisbon, information from People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) and local community members was necessary to determine current needs and shape the ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - August 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Hannah Taylor, Adriana Curado, Joana Tavares, Miguel Oliveira, Diana Gautier and Jo ão Santa Maria Tags: Research Source Type: research

Toxicity classification of e-cigarette flavouring compounds based on European Union regulation: analysis of findings from a recent study
A recent study raised concerns about e-cigarette liquids toxicity by reporting the presence of 14 flavouring chemicals with toxicity classification. However, the relevant toxicity classification was not estima... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Konstantinos Farsalinos and George Lagoumintzis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hiring, training, and supporting Peer Research Associates: Operationalizing community-based research principles within epidemiological studies by, with, and for women living with HIV
A community-based research (CBR) approach is critical to redressing the exclusion of women —particularly, traditionally marginalized women including those who use substances—from HIV research participation and ... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Angela Kaida, Allison Carter, Valerie Nicholson, Jo Lemay, Nadia O ’Brien, Saara Greene, Wangari Tharao, Karène Proulx-Boucher, Rebecca Gormley, Anita Benoit, Mélina Bernier, Jamie Thomas-Pavanel, Johanna Lewis, Alexandra de Pokomandy and Mona Loutfy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Justice involvement patterns, overdose experiences, and naloxone knowledge among men and women in criminal justice diversion addiction treatment
Persons in addiction treatment are likely to experience and/or witness drug overdoses following treatment and thus could benefit from overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs. Diverting ind... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Rachel E. Gicquelais, Briana Mezuk, Betsy Foxman, Laura Thomas and Amy S. B. Bohnert Tags: Research Source Type: research

Introducing hepatitis C virus healthcare pathways in addiction care in the Netherlands with a Breakthrough project: a mixed method study
People who inject drugs (PWID) are disproportionally affected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In the Netherlands, active HCV transmission in PWID has practically been halted but uptake of HCV testing... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Patricia A. M. Kracht, Elisabeth A. de Gee, Agnes van der Poel, Marc A. M. T. Verhagen, Andy I. M. Hoepelman, Esther A. Croes and Joop E. Arends Tags: Research Source Type: research

Psychedelic microdosing benefits and challenges: an empirical codebook
Microdosing psychedelics is the practice of consuming very low, sub-hallucinogenic doses of a psychedelic substance, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or psilocybin-containing mushrooms. According to me... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Thomas Anderson, Rotem Petranker, Adam Christopher, Daniel Rosenbaum, Cory Weissman, Le-Anh Dinh-Williams, Katrina Hui and Emma Hapke Tags: Research Source Type: research

HCV treatment access among Latinxs who inject drugs: qualitative findings from Boston, Massachusetts, 2016
Compared with Caucasians, Latinxs with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) tend to initiate treatment less often, discontinue treatment, become infected younger, and have higher reinfection rates post-treatment. Littl... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Avni Mittal, Karen C. Kosinski and Thomas J. Stopka Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection is endemic in prison populations, and HCV management in prisons is suboptimal. Incarceration is a public health opportunity to target this cohort. Community peer support incre... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Desmond Crowley, Ross Murtagh, Walter Cullen, Mary Keevans, Eamon Laird, Tina McHugh, Susan McKiernan, Sarah Jayne Miggin, Eileen O ’Connor, Deirdre O’Reilly, Graham Betts-Symonds, Ciara Tobin, Marie Claire Van Hout and John S. Lambert Tags: Research Source Type: research

Research 101: A process for developing local guidelines for ethical research in heavily researched communities
Marginalized communities often attract more than their share of research. Too often, this research benefits researchers disproportionately and leaves such communities feeling exploited, misrepresented, and exh... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Scott D. Neufeld, Jule Chapman, Nicolas Crier, Samona Marsh, Jim McLeod and Lindsay A. Deane Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Harm reduction measures employed by people using opioids with suspected fentanyl exposure in Boston, Baltimore, and Providence
Exposure to potent synthetic opioids such as illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) has fueled the escalating overdose crisis in the USA, particularly in the east coast. Drug checking services, which allow peop... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - June 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Saba Rouhani, Ju Nyeong Park, Kenneth B. Morales, Traci C. Green and Susan G. Sherman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Partnering with persons in long-term recovery from substance use disorder: experiences from a collaborative research project
Traditional research about substance use disorder (SUD) treatment is considered, among an increasing number of service users, to be disempowering and poorly reflective of their priorities. Thus, this methodolo... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - June 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Henning Pettersen, Morten Brodahl, Jeanette Rundgren, Larry Davidson and Ingrid Amalia Havnes Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Reducing injection intensity is associated with decreased risk for invasive bacterial infection among high-frequency injection drug users
Bacterial infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for persons who inject drugs (PWID). Injection cessation may help abrogate such infections, but maintaining complete cessation is challenging. Li... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - June 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Salequl Islam, Damani A. Piggott, Alberto Moriggia, Jacquie Astemborski, Shruti H. Mehta, David L. Thomas and Gregory D. Kirk Tags: Research Source Type: research

Achieving meaningful participation of people who use drugs and their peer organizations in a strategic research partnership
Peer-led programs with people who use drugs (PWUD) have been a key characteristic of the harm reduction in many countries, including their involvement in research. However, peer involvement in research is ofte... (Source: Harm Reduction Journal)
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - June 10, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Graham Brown, Sione Crawford, Gari-Emma Perry, Jude Byrne, James Dunne, Daniel Reeders, Angela Corry, Jane Dicka, Hunter Morgan and Sam Jones Tags: Methodology Source Type: research