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Naloxone is a heath intervention that can’t be effectively provided without the knowledge and social connections of PWID

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nam/aidsmap, may 5th 2017
Programmes to provide naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose, are successful because they harness the social contexts of drug use and train drug users to be ‘indigenous public health workers’ capable of intervening in an overdose, according to a qualitative study published in the May issue of Social Science & Medicine.
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Opiate use quadruples in Australia, while 85 per cent of the world has zero access: study

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ABC, 4/2/2016 Key points: Study reveals opiate use doubled in developed countries, quadrupled in Australia 85 per cent of world’s population have no access to opioids Uganda plans to grow its own opium crops to overcome the issue of affordability Professor Richard Mattick, senior author of the paper, published in The Lancet, said researchers found 95 per cent of all opioids were used in...

Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths

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University of Manchester, for public release 27-Jan-2015 In the largest study of opioids users ever undertaken, the researchers used records of 198,247 people in England. Opioid users were six times more likely to die prematurely than people in the general population. Almost one in ten of these deaths were due to suicide, more than four times the rate in the general population. Read more here...

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