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Injection supervisée : l’insécurité pèse lourd sur les junkies

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

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.

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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The Harm Reduction Movement Needs to Rediscover Its Soul

Source : http://theinfluence.org/the-harm-reduction-movement-needs-to-rediscover-its-soul/ I participated in many discussions about harm reduction during the AIDS2016 conference in Durban last month. One panel, at the networking zone for people who use drugs, was organized by Harm Reduction International. Its title—“Left behind? The funding crisis facing harm reduction and the AIDS response among ...

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Smoking marijuana provides more pain relief for men than women

Source : http://www.psypost.org/2016/08/smoking-marijuana-provides-more-pain-relief-for-men-than-women-44457 Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. Results of the study were recently published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. “These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the ...

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