Drugs and harm reduction

Reducing harms surrounding illicit drug use, particularly injecting drug use, is key to reducing transmission of viral hepatitis.
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Australia is caught in an irrational, un-winnable war against drugs that is actually just a "war against its own children", according to health and legal experts.

Australia is caught in an irrational, un-winnable war against drugs that is actually just a "war against its own children", according to health and .

Nurses give reluctant and conditional backing for supervised injecting room at Canberra's jail.

Nurses say supervised injecting room only way forward for prison program

I am convinced my son Damien could have taken the right steps to overcome his problems and achieve a productive goal in life. He and many others never got the opportunity. Harm reduction stands beside all forms of drug treatment as a legitimate and much-needed element in drug policy.

Harm Reduction The Key To Drugs Policy

When my son Damien got involved with heroin at the age of I admit that I knew very little about hard drugs.

Ireland proposes opening supervised injecting centres for heroin users.  "It will effectively mean a diplomatic immunity to inject heroin in a safe, secure, passionate environment."

Ireland Proposes Opening Supervised Injection Centers For Heroin Users

Ireland proposes opening supervised injecting centres for heroin users. "It will effectively mean a diplomatic immunity to inject heroin in a safe, secure, passionate environment.

Water risks poster - a ladder of water sources for injecting from highest risk to lowest risk for both BBVs and bacterial infections. From Exchange Supplies. Great resource!

Water risks poster - a ladder of water sources for injecting from highest risk to lowest risk for both BBVs and bacterial infections. From Exchange Supplies.

Harm Reduction Victoria talk about their new Peer Networker Program for people who inject drugs, including a much anticipated peer distribution scheme for injecting equipment.

At HRVic we are very excited about our new peer education program for people who inject drugs – the Peer Networker Program. One of the most exciting things about the program is its focus on peer distribution of injecting equipment, […]

In 2011, countries in Asia committed to reducing the transmission of HIV among people who inject drugs by 2015, however a broad range of punitive strategies hinder the achievement of this goal.

In countries in Asia committed to reducing the transmission of HIV among people who inject drugs by however a broad range of punitive strategies hinder the achievement of this goal.


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