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  1. Brief report

    Factors associated with knowledge of a Good Samaritan Law among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically

    To date, no studies have examined the extent of knowledge and perceptions of Good Samaritan Laws (GSLs) among young adults who engage in non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use. We sought to determine aware...

    Tristan I. Evans, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, Traci C. Green and Brandon D. L. Marshall

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:24

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  2. Research

    Health professionals in Flanders perceive the potential health risks of vaping as lower than those of smoking but do not recommend using e-cigarettes to their smoking patients

    Many misperceptions of both risks and opportunities of e-cigarettes (e-cigs) exist among the general population and among physicians, although e-cigs could be a valuable harm reduction tool for current smokers.

    Dinska Van Gucht and Frank Baeyens

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:22

    Published on: 24 June 2016

  3. Research

    Factors associated with HIV testing among male injecting drug users: findings from a cross-sectional behavioural and biological survey in Manipur and Nagaland, India

    Although targeted interventions in India require all high-risk groups, including injecting drug users (IDUs), to test for HIV every 6 months, testing uptake among IDUs remains far from universal. Our study estima...

    Deepika Ganju, Sowmya Ramesh and Niranjan Saggurti

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:21

    Published on: 21 June 2016

  4. Research

    Peer-engagement and its role in reducing the risky behavior among crack and methamphetamine smokers of the Downtown Eastside community of Vancouver, Canada

    The role of peers (former or current drug users) in reducing risky behavior within methamphetamine and crack smokers has not been well described or researched. The current study not only explores the role of p...

    Ehsan Jozaghi, Hugh Lampkin and Martin A. Andresen

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:19

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  5. Research

    Do managed alcohol programs change patterns of alcohol consumption and reduce related harm? A pilot study

    Managed alcohol programs (MAPs) are a harm reduction strategy for people with severe alcohol dependence and unstable housing. MAPs provide controlled access to alcohol usually alongside accommodation, meals, a...

    Kate Vallance, Tim Stockwell, Bernie Pauly, Clifton Chow, Erin Gray, Bonnie Krysowaty, Kathleen Perkin and Jinhui Zhao

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:13

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  6. Research

    Finding safety: a pilot study of managed alcohol program participants’ perceptions of housing and quality of life

    There is a higher prevalence of alcohol use and severe alcohol dependence among homeless populations. The combination of alcohol use and lack of housing contributes to increased vulnerability to the harms of s...

    Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly, Erin Gray, Kathleen Perkin, Clifton Chow, Kate Vallance, Bonnie Krysowaty and Timothy Stockwell

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:15

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  7. Review

    A scoping review of home-produced heroin and amphetamine-type stimulant substitutes: implications for prevention, treatment, and policy

    Several home-produced substances such as krokodil and boltushka are prevalent in many Eastern European countries. Anecdotal reports of its use have been circulating in Germany and Norway; however, this has not be...

    Evelyn Hearne, Jean-Paul Cornelius Grund, Marie Claire Van Hout and Jim McVeigh

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:14

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  8. Research

    Correlates of cocaine use during methadone treatment: implications for screening and clinical management (ANRS Methaville study)

    Cocaine use is frequent in patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and can jeopardize their treatment response. Identifying clinical predictors of cocaine use during methadone treatment can po...

    Perrine Roux, Caroline Lions, Antoine Vilotitch, Laurent Michel, Marion Mora, Gwenaelle Maradan, Fabienne Marcellin, Bruno Spire, Alain Morel and Patrizia M. Carrieri

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:12

    Published on: 5 April 2016

  9. Research

    Understanding differences in HIV/HCV prevalence according to differentiated risk behaviors in a sample of PWID in rural Puerto Rico

    Blood contained in needles and injection equipment has been identified as a vector for HIV and HCV transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID). Yet, there is often a wide discrepancy in prevalence for bo...

    Roberto Abadie, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Camila Gelpi-Acosta, Juan Carlos Reyes and Kirk Dombrowski

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:10

    Published on: 8 March 2016

  10. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015

    The editors of Harm Reduction Journal would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2015).

    Nick Crofts and Euan Lawson

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:9

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  11. Research

    Alcohol abuse increases the risk of HIV infection and diminishes health status of clients attending HIV testing services in Vietnam

    Vietnam is among those countries with the highest drinking prevalence. In this study, we examined the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and its associations with HIV risky behaviors, health care utili...

    Bach Xuan Tran, Long Hoang Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Huong Thu Thi Phan and Carl A. Latkin

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:6

    Published on: 16 February 2016

  12. Research

    Behavioral and quality-of-life outcomes in different service models for methadone maintenance treatment in Vietnam

    Integrating HIV/AIDS and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) services with existing health care delivery system is critical in sustaining efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in large injection-driven epidemics. Howeve...

    Bach Xuan Tran, Long Hoang Nguyen, Vuong Minh Nong, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Huong Thu Thi Phan and Carl A. Latkin

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:4

    Published on: 2 February 2016

  13. Research

    Declining trends in the rates of assisted injecting: a prospective cohort study

    Assisted injecting has been associated with increased risk of blood-borne infections, overdose, and other harms among people who inject drugs (PWID), particularly women. Given the changing availability of rele...

    Jeanette Somlak Pedersen, Huiru Dong, Will Small, Evan Wood, Paul Nguyen, Thomas Kerr and Kanna Hayashi

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:2

    Published on: 27 January 2016

  14. Research

    Assessment of health services for people who use drugs in Central Asia: findings of a quantitative survey in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

    In Central Asia, there is a need to update information about the situation of people who use (opioid) drugs (PWUD), especially regarding their access to and utilization of health care services. The aim of the ...

    Moritz Rosenkranz, Nina Kerimi, Madina Takenova, Antti Impinen, Mirlan Mamyrov, Peter Degkwitz, Heike Zurhold and Marcus-Sebastian Martens

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:3

    Published on: 27 January 2016

  15. Research

    Attitudes towards a maintenance (-agonist) treatment approach in high-dose benzodiazepine-dependent patients: a qualitative study

    High-dose benzodiazepine dependence constitutes a major clinical concern. Although withdrawal treatment is recommended, it is unsuccessful for a significant proportion of affected patients. More recently, a be...

    Michael Liebrenz, Marcel Schneider, Anna Buadze, Marie-Therese Gehring, Anish Dube and Carlo Caflisch

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:1

    Published on: 8 January 2016

  16. Brief report

    Mortality in the Melbourne injecting drug user cohort study (MIX)

    There are few studies of mortality amongst people who inject drugs (PWID) in Australia. In this study, we estimate mortality in a cohort of PWID in Melbourne and examine predictors of mortality including healt...

    Dhanya Nambiar, Paul A. Agius, Mark Stoové, Matthew Hickman and Paul Dietze

    Harm Reduction Journal 2015 12:55

    Published on: 9 December 2015

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