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Three Cheers for our Junkie Peers!

Source : INPUD’s International Diaries So three cheers to the continuation of user ingenuity and peer outreach in Vancouver, they have done us all proud. I should say however, that the sheer scale of what drug users are up against in Vancouver seems to ensure our colleagues are constantly fighting hard ...

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A Vending Machine for Crack Pipes? Now that Rocks!

Source : http://inpud.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/a-crack-pipe-vending-machine-now-that-rocks/ Well, I’ll be damned, harm reduction is getting down with drug users -how  fabulous when we find a glowing example of a perfectly useful, innovative and user friendly invention that actually makes it out of its’ idea stage, only to leap frog over the community hysterics into production ...

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Can drug partnership gurus admit they have a problem?

Source : http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/can-drug-partnership-gurus-admit-they-have-a-problem.23479703 A year after it was elected, the first SNP administration put « recovery » at the heart of the nation’s drugs policy. An entire parliamentary term later and many practitioners are still wondering what, exactly, the word means. Is « recovery » getting off drugs, abstinence? Or does it signify something vaguer, ...

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The Adventures of Dr Crackhead, trailer

Filmmaker Jennifer Di Cresce joins controversial author and research scientist Dr. Peter Ferentzy on a cross-country lecture tour advocating for greater compassion toward drug  addicts.   At first, the highly educated and populist Dr. Ferentzy seems ideally suited to bridge the gap between Canadian treatment facilities and it’s insular addict population. ...

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Des lacunes dans les traitements de toxicomanie et de santé mentale en Alberta

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2014/02/16/003-sante-mentale-toxicomanie-rapport-alberta.shtml Des chercheurs de l’Université de l’Alberta ont publié un rapport sur la santé mentale et les problèmes de dépendance qui relève d’importantes lacunes dans les services de santé provinciaux. Tout d’abord, les auteurs notent que près de la moitié des 6000 personnes interrogées ont affirmé ne pas avoir bénéficié de ...

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Heroin Overdose Killer Naxolone Rolled out in Norway to Cut Drug Deaths

Source : http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/heroin-overdose-killer-naxolone-rolled-out-norway-cut-drug-deaths-1436797 A nasal spray which can stop a drug user from overdosing on heroin is being trialled in Norway in a bid to cut deaths. Naloxone – which is taken via an inhaler like an asthma pump – shall be given to at-risk drug users in the cities of Oslo ...

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