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The Association Between Residential Eviction and Syringe Sharing among Street-Involved Youth in Vancouver, Canada

Andreas Pilarinos, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6943/14H30_1_Andreas Pilarinos.pptx

USA. New York City Program Takes Controversial Approach to Opioid Crisis (Audio)

There's no single solution to the opioid crisis, but a New York City program is taking a controversial approach to fighting the epidemic.

It's called "harm reduction,” and it's not new. The non-punitive approach aims to reduce the harmful consequences of drug use. For some programs around the country that means giving access to sterile needles, and, in the case of The Washington Heights Corner Project, a bathroom where users can inject drugs knowing that if they overdose, someone will come to their aid. (WNYC – The Takeaway, 15.01.2018, Audio, 07:26)

https://www.wnyc.org/story/harm-reduction-how-one-new-york-city-program-tackles-opioids/

WHO. Needle and syringe programmes

A key component of the comprehensive package is the provision of sterile injecting equipment and its safe disposal. WHO has reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes in the Evidence for action series.

The Evidence for action technical paper summarises the evidence in more detail and will be useful for service providers and planners.

The Evidence for action policy brief can be used for advocacy purposes to convince policy makers of the importance of this intervention. It is available in a number of languages.

The practical Guide to starting and managing needle and syringe programmes helps countries and project managers in the implementation and scale-up phase of their programme. (WHO 2017)

http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/idu/needles/en/

The needle exchange debate in Stockholm city council and Swedish Parliament during the 21st century

Lena Eriksson, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6945/14H30_2_Lena Eriksson.pptx

Effectiveness of needle and syringe Programmes in people who inject drugs – An overview of systematic reviews.

Fernandes RM, Cary M, Duarte G, et al.

BMC Public Health. 2017;17:309. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4210-2.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5387338/

The cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe provision in preventing transmission of Hepatitis C Virus in people who inject drugs in the UK

Zoë Ward, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6947/14H30_4_Zoe Ward.ppt

UK. Needle and syringe programmes (Guidelines)

This guideline covers needle and syringe programmes for people (including those under 16) who inject drugs. The main aim is to reduce the transmission of viruses and other infections caused by sharing injecting equipment, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C. In turn, this will reduce the prevalence of blood-borne viruses and bacterial infections, so benefiting wider society.

(NIC – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK, Public health guideline [PH52] Published date: March 2014, next review: 2017)

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph52

Health Outcomes for Clients of Needle and Syringe Programs in Prisons: A Systematic Review

Prof. Dr. Heino Stöver, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6881/14H30_2_Heino Stover.pptx

Auf der von Infodrog betriebenen Datenbank suchtindex.ch findet sich neu eine Übersicht mit sämtlichen Spritzenautomaten und Möglichkeiten zum Spritzenumtausch in der Schweiz. Spritzenautomaten gewährleisten Menschen, die Substanzen intravenös konsumieren, jederzeit, anonym und kostengünstig den Zugang zu sterilem Injektionsmaterial. (INFODROG, 2017)

https://suchtindex.infodrog.ch/de

Schottland. Fears over loss of drug addicts' Glasgow Central Station needle exchange as HIV outbreak spreads

USE of needle exchanges by drug addicts has plummeted since one of Scotland's busiest units closed, amid concerns the move is contributing to the growth of an HIV outbreak. (Evening Times, Glasgow, 21.12.2017)

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15784920.Fears_over_loss_of_drug_addicts__Glasgow_Central_Station_needle_exchange_as_HIV_outbreak_spreads/

UK/Liverpool. Wirral Needle Exchange: "70% Of Our Clients Are Steroid Users"

As part of our exclusive investigation into steroid use on Merseyside, Radio City News have discovered more people are now injecting performance enhancing drugs than injecting heroin.

"The increase is with steroid users and those of performance enhancing drugs."

Around 70% of clients using the needle exchange operated by Wirral Ways To Recovery in Birkenhead are steroid users. (Radio City, Merseyside/Liverpool, 05.12.2017)

https://planetradio.co.uk/city/local/news/wirral-needle-exchange-70-clients-steroid-users/

ScotRail Alliance is to reconsider the decision to close Scotland's largest needle exchange, located in Glasgow Central Station.

The exchange opened in July 2016, but Network Rail said it was forced to shut it down after drug-taking equipment was found in public areas.

Public health minister Aileen Campbell said the government recognised "very real concerns" about the move.

And she told MSPs that bosses had "agreed to look again" at the decision. (BBC News, 26.09.2017)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41403794

Drogen und Strafvollzug: Relaunch der Safer-Use-Homepage

Die Homepage der Aidshilfe NRW zu den Themenbereichen Spritzenautomatenprojekt NRW und Drogen/Haft erstrahlt nun seit einigen Wochen in neuem Glanz. Neben den gewohnten Inhalten rund um das Spritzenautomatenprojekt (Standorte, Betreiber, Materialbestellung, etc.) und aktualisierten Informationen zu Safer Use, Harm Reduction und Prävention von HIV/Aids und Hepatitis gibt es nun unter anderem auch einen eigenen Bereich für das Thema Strafvollzug und eine regelmäßig aktualisierte Seite mit aktuellen Berichten zu Veranstaltungen, politischen, gesellschaftlichen und medizinischen Entwicklungen, die auch hier im Newsletter aufgegriffen werden. Einige Kapitel befinden sich noch im Aufbau, wir sind jederzeit dankbar für Hinweise zu Ergänzungen und neuen Themen. (Aidshilfe NRW, November 2017)

http://www.saferuse-nrw.de/Saferuse-NRW/front_content.php

Acceptability of low dead space syringes and implications for their introduction: A qualitative study in the West of England

Kesten, Joanna M. et al.

International Journal of Drug Policy , Volume 39 , 99 - 108

http://www.ijdp.org/article/S0955-3959(16)30300-0/fulltext

Findings (UK) Research Analysis: Acceptability of low dead space syringes and implications for their introduction: A qualitative study in the West of England.

Kesten J.M., Ayres R., Neale J. et al.
International Journal of Drug Policy: 2017, 39, p. 99–108.

http://findings.org.uk/PHP/dl.php?file=Kesten_JM_1.cab