MOBILE ACCESS TO INJECTION MATERIAL


Harm reduction is an approach that aims to reduce the negative impacts associated with drug use. By adapting practices to users’ circumstances (infection, chronic disease, emotional, social or financial issues), drug use is made safer. Harm reduction approach takes into account the various realities of drug use. Its aim is not necessarily to diminish or eliminate drug use.

 


Here are some tips and references from various organisms :
CATIE - L’AQPSUD - PLEIN MILIEU - POINT DE REPÈRES -
UNIVERSITÉ MCGILL - UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL



CATIE champions and supports innovation and excellence in knowledge exchange for the prevention of HIV and HCV transmission, and the care, treatment, and support of people with HIV and/or HCV.




Choosing a safe injection site

"One of the best ways for people who inject drugs to avoid infection by blood-borne diseases like hepatitis C is to use new sterile equipment (that has not been used before) every time. This means not reusing any materials..."


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Choosing a safe injection site, please refer to the following PDF


Safer drug use: taking care of yourself

"There are many things you can do to take care of yourself when you’re using drugs."


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Safer drug use: taking care of others


"Sharing, lending or borrowing equipment for using drugs can spread Hep C and HIV. This is because used equipment can have blood on it, and even invisible amounts of blood carrying Hep C or HIV can spread these viruses when there is contact with another person’s bloodstream. There are things you can do to lower the chance of Hep C and HIV passing when using drugs:"


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Dealing with pressure to share needles and other injection equipment


"People who use injection drugs have come up with lots of strategies to deal with the pressure to share needles and other injection equipment. Here are some of their ideas, but you also probably have some of your own:"

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Overdose: Drug information


Drug patterns fluctuate considerably across Canada. The popularity of certain drugs and even how drugs are taken varies over time in terms of preference, supply, quality and geography.

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Location map for outdoor syringe recycling bins in the Montreal area

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CATIE champions and supports innovation and excellence in knowledge exchange for the prevention of HIV and HCV transmission, and the care, treatment, and support of people with HIV and/or HCV.

L’AQPSUD : L’Association Québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues (AQPSUD) is a provincial organization, which according to the philosophy of harm reduction and empowerment, used to group people who use drugs who aspire to the promotion of health, prevention of STBBI and improving their living conditions. The AQPSUD community organization is responsible for the proper management of the L’Injecteur and ADDICQ.

PLEIN MILIEU is community organization located on the Plateau Mont-Royal since 1993. He pursues a mission to improve the conditions and quality of life of young people and people who use drugs.

POINT DE REPÈRES is a community organization whose mission is to promote the health, STBBI prevention, care and relief services for people who use drugs.


 



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