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  1. Research

    The acceptability and feasibility of a brief psychosocial intervention to reduce blood-borne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs: a randomised control feasibility trial of a psychosocial intervention (the PROTECT study) versus treatment as usual

    While opiate substitution therapy and injecting equipment provision (IEP) have reduced blood-borne viruses (BBV) among people who inject drugs (PWID), some PWID continue to share injecting equipment and acquir...

    Gail Gilchrist, Davina Swan, April Shaw, Ada Keding, Sarah Towers, Noel Craine, Alison Munro, Elizabeth Hughes, Steve Parrott, John Strang, Avril Taylor and Judith Watson

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:14

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research

    Willingness to use a supervised injection facility among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically: a cross-sectional study

    Supervised injection facilities (SIFs) are legally sanctioned environments for people to inject drugs under medical supervision. SIFs currently operate in ten countries, but to date, no SIF has been opened in ...

    Benjamin A. Bouvier, Beth Elston, Scott E. Hadland, Traci C. Green and Brandon D. L. Marshall

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:13

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  3. Research

    Retrospective analysis of antiretroviral therapy uptake and retention of male clients receiving methadone maintenance therapy in two provinces in Vietnam: potential synergy of the two therapies

    Vietnam has a concentrated HIV epidemic with injection drug use being the dominant mode of HIV transmission. Vietnam has rapidly expanded antiretroviral therapy (ART) and methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). T...

    Linh Thi Thuy Pham, Akiko Kitamura, Hoa Mai Do, Kim Anh Lai, Nhan Tuan Le, Van Thi Thuy Nguyen and Masaya Kato

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:12

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  4. Research

    Factors that influence children’s gambling attitudes and consumption intentions: lessons for gambling harm prevention research, policies and advocacy strategies

    Harmful gambling is a public health issue that affects not only adults but also children. With the development of a range of new gambling products, and the marketing for these products, children are potentiall...

    Hannah Pitt, Samantha L. Thomas, Amy Bestman, Mike Daube and Jeffrey Derevensky

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:11

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  5. Research

    Assessing the experience of using synthetic cannabinoids by means of interpretative phenomenological analysis

    New psychoactive substances (NPS) have been increasingly consumed by people who use drugs in recent years, which pose a new challenge for treatment services. One of the largest groups of NPS is synthetic canna...

    Szilvia Kassai, Judit Nóra Pintér, József Rácz, Brigitta Böröndi, Tamás Tóth-Karikó, Kitti Kerekes and V. Anna Gyarmathy

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:9

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  6. Research

    The impact of benzodiazepine use in patients enrolled in opioid agonist therapy in Northern and rural Ontario

    Benzodiazepine use is common among patients in opioid agonist therapy; this puts patients at an increased risk of overdose and death. In this study, we examine the impact of baseline and ongoing benzodiazepine...

    Alexandra M. Franklyn, Joseph K. Eibl, Graham Gauthier, David Pellegrini, Nancy E. Lightfoot and David C. Marsh

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:6

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  7. Research

    The influence of marketing on the sports betting attitudes and consumption behaviours of young men: implications for harm reduction and prevention strategies

    Gambling can cause significant health and social harms for individuals, their families, and communities. While many studies have explored the individual factors that may lead to and minimise harmful gambling, ...

    Emily G. Deans, Samantha L. Thomas, Jeffrey Derevensky and Mike Daube

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:5

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  8. Research

    Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: results from a national survey

    Governmental debate in Ireland on the de facto decriminalisation of cannabis and legalisation for medical use is ongoing. A cannabis-based medicinal product (Sativex®) has recently been granted market authoris...

    Des Crowley, Claire Collins, Ide Delargy, Eamon Laird and Marie Claire Van Hout

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  9. Research

    Stigmatization among methadone maintenance treatment patients in mountainous areas in northern Vietnam

    Stigma and discrimination may adversely affect the benefits of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for drug users, especially in disadvantaged settings. This study assessed stigma and discrimination against ...

    Hung Van Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Hue Thi Mai, Hai Quan Le, Bach Xuan Tran, Canh Dinh Hoang, Huong Thi Le, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Carl A. Latkin and Thuc Minh Thi Vu

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  10. Research

    Results of a participatory needs assessment demonstrate an opportunity to involve people who use alcohol in drug user activism and harm reduction

    Drug users’ organizations have made progress in recent years in advocating for the health and human rights of people who use illicit drugs but have historically not emphasized the needs of people who drink alc...

    Alexis Crabtree, Nicole Latham, Lorna Bird and Jane Buxton

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:37

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  11. Research

    Drug use and health behaviour among German men who have sex with men: Results of a qualitative, multi-centre study

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a risk group for new HIV infections. Drug use among men who have sex with men is often accompanied by risky sexual behaviours. Local AIDS help centres and gay advice centres...

    Daniel Deimel, Heino Stöver, Susann Hößelbarth, Anna Dichtl, Niels Graf and Viola Gebhardt

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:36

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  12. Research

    An integrated approach to care attracts people living with HIV who use illicit drugs in an urban centre with a concentrated HIV epidemic

    People living with HIV (PLHIV) who are also marginalized by social and structural inequities often face barriers to accessing and adhering to HIV treatment and care. The Dr. Peter Centre (DPC) is a non-profit ...

    S. Fernando, R. McNeil, K. Closson, H. Samji, S. Kirkland, C. Strike, R. Baltzer Turje, W. Zhang, R. S. Hogg and S. Parashar

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:31

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  13. Research

    Elevated risk of incarceration among street-involved youth who initiate drug dealing

    Street-involved youth are known to be an economically vulnerable population that commonly resorts to risky activities such as drug dealing to generate income. While incarceration is common among people who use...

    Carly Hoy, Brittany Barker, Jackie Regan, Huiru Dong, Lindsey Richardson, Thomas Kerr and Kora DeBeck

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:32

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  14. Research

    Medical cannabis use in Canada: vapourization and modes of delivery

    The mode of medical cannabis delivery—whether cannabis is smoked, vapourized, or consumed orally—may have important implications for its therapeutic efficacy and health risks. However, there is very little evi...

    Samantha Shiplo, Mark Asbridge, Scott T. Leatherdale and David Hammond

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:30

    Published on: 29 October 2016

  15. Methodology

    Meaningful engagement of people living with HIV who use drugs: methodology for the design of a Peer Research Associate (PRA) hiring model

    Community-based HIV, harm reduction, and addiction research increasingly involve members of affected communities as Peer Research Associates (PRAs)—individuals with common experiences to the participant popula...

    K. Closson, R. McNeil, P. McDougall, S. Fernando, A. B. Collins, R. Baltzer Turje, T. Howard and S. Parashar

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:26

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  16. Research

    A cross-sectional national survey assessing self-reported drug intake behavior, contact with the primary sector and drug treatment among service users of Danish drug consumption rooms

    Drug consumption rooms (DCRs) have been implemented worldwide as a harm-reducing strategy. In 2012, Denmark passed legislation allowing establishment of DCRs. The aim of this study was to identify characterist...

    Eva Charlotte Toth, Jette Tegner, Sigurd Lauridsen and Nanna Kappel

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:27

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  17. Review

    Overview of harm reduction in prisons in seven European countries

    While the last decade has seen a growth of support for harm reduction around the world, the availability and accessibility of quality harm reduction services in prison settings is uneven and continues to be in...

    Gen Sander, Alessio Scandurra, Anhelita Kamenska, Catherine MacNamara, Christina Kalpaki, Cristina Fernandez Bessa, Gemma Nicolás Laso, Grazia Parisi, Lorraine Varley, Marcin Wolny, Maria Moudatsou, Nuno Henrique Pontes, Patricia Mannix-McNamara, Sandro Libianchi and Tzanetos Antypas

    Harm Reduction Journal 2016 13:28

    Published on: 7 October 2016

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