Injection supervisée : l’insécurité pèse lourd sur les junkies

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Source : http://www.ledevoir.com/documents/special/16-08_injections-supervisees/index.html Voilà quinze ans que le combat dure. Les utilisateurs de drogues par injection espèrent encore voir ouvrir à Montréal des services d’injection supervisés, qui pourraient sauver des vies et freiner les épidémies de VIH et d’hépatite C. À l’approche de la Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux surdoses ...

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Seattle Activist Creating Mobile Safe Injection Site

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Source : https://www.thefix.com/seattle-activist-creating-mobile-safe-injection-site-0#.V8C0uYoZkAY.facebook A Seattle street activist has announced plans to launch a mobile van that will encourage and promote safe drug use, despite knowing that the bulk of his mission is against state law. Shilo Murphy, executive director of the nonprofit People’s Harm Reduction Alliance said he is in ...

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Marijuana legalization didn’t cause the heroin epidemic. If anything, it may help end the epidemic.

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Source : http://www.vox.com/2016/9/9/12824282/heroin-epidemic-medical-marijuana A new Esquire article tries to tie marijuana legalization to the heroin epidemic. The argument falls flat. “The secret history of the heroin crisis,” Don Winslow writes at Esquire, is rooted in marijuana legalization. Specifically, Winslow claims that because marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states depleted ...

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21 heroin overdoses reported in Ohio in a day as state battles epidemic

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Source : http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/11/health/akron-ohio-overdose-deaths/ Ohio authorities reported at least 21 overdoses in Akron as the state battles a drug epidemic. The overdoses Friday night occurred in separate incidents, and heroin laced with fentanyl and carfentanil is suspected, CNN affiliate WEWS reported. The conditions of those who overdosed Friday are unclear. The ...

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