CategoryPeople Who Inject Drugs / AOD

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study

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NDARC at UNSW , June 2021   The Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study explores lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health and wellbeing and the relationship with smoking, drinking, and using drugs. We want to give voices to those in our communities that have not been heard before and we need your help! Led by...

Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

Men who have Sex with Men and Chemsex: A Clinic-Based Cross-sectional Study in South Australia

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Khaw, C., Zablotska-Manos, I. & Boyd, M.A. Sex Res Soc Policy (2020). Abstract: Background Chemsex, the intentional combining of sex with the use of particular psychoactive substances typically crystal methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate(GHB)/gamma butyrolactone(GBL), mephedrone, and ketamine has been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM). Chemsex is more common among MSM than in...

Welcome to the fresh new SASHA!

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SHINE  SA & SAMESH, 12th November 2020 Dear SASHA browsers, email subscribers, and occasional visitors, Welcome to our new-look SASHA (South Australian Sexual Health Awareness)! We hope you enjoy our fresh, updated web and email experience. Please read the following information to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.  SASHA is a current awareness service curated by a qualified and...

Digital chemsex support and care: The potential of just-in-time adaptive interventions

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International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 85, November 2020 T. Platteau, C. Herrijgers, J. de Wit Abstract Chemsex among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) has received increasing attention as a public health concern in recent years. Chemsex can affect a variety of aspects of the lives of GBMSM and contribute to physical, social and emotional health burden. Starting from...

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