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  1. Research

    Perceived benefits of the hepatitis C peer educators: a qualitative investigation

    Although opioid-dependent patients are disproportionately impacted by hepatitis C (HCV), many do not receive treatment. In addition to HCV treatment-access barriers, substance-using patients may be reluctant t...

    A. W. Batchelder, L. Cockerham-Colas, D. Peyser, S. P. Reynoso, I. Soloway and A. H. Litwin

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:67

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  2. Commentary

    Methadone maintenance—lessons from two systems in China

    In Hong Kong, methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) was launched in the 1970s, almost 30 years before the counterpart programme’s inauguration in Mainland China. Both were established in response to perceived ...

    Shui-Shan Lee and Robert Newman

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:66

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  3. Research

    Stigmatization of people who inject drugs (PWID) by pharmacists in Tajikistan: sociocultural context and implications for a pharmacy-based prevention approach

    Pharmacies are an important source of sterile syringes for people who inject drugs (PWID) in Tajikistan who are under high risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus. Accessibility of sterile syringes at pharmacies wit...

    Umedjon Ibragimov, Hannah L. Cooper, Regine Haardörfer, Kristin L. Dunkle, William A. Zule and Frank Y. Wong

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:64

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  4. Research

    Barriers to retention in methadone maintenance therapy among people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand: a mixed-methods study

    Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) is a mainstay for treating opioid use disorder and preventing and managing HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). While previous research suggested low dosing of methadon...

    Kanna Hayashi, Lianping Ti, Prempreeda Pramoj Na Ayutthaya, Paisan Suwannawong, Karyn Kaplan, Will Small and Thomas Kerr

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:63

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  5. Research

    Characteristics of persons who inject drugs and who witness opioid overdoses in Vietnam: a cross-sectional analysis to inform future overdose prevention programs

    Persons who use opioids have a high risk of overdose and associated mortality. In Vietnam, little is known about the characteristics of this population and the persons who are witness to those overdoses. One a...

    N.A. Blackburn, K.E. Lancaster, T.V. Ha, C.A. Latkin, W.C. Miller, C. Frangakis, V.A. Chu, T. Sripaipan, V.M. Quan, N.L. Minh, P.T. Vu and V.F. Go

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:62

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  6. Opinion

    A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in the United States of America

    In December 2016, the Surgeon General published a report that concluded e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is becoming a major public health concern in the United States of America.

    Riccardo Polosa, Christopher Russell, Joel Nitzkin and Konstantinos E. Farsalinos

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:61

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  7. Research

    A longitudinal and case-control study of dropout among drug users in methadone maintenance treatment in Haiphong, Vietnam

    Vietnam began providing methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) in 2008; as of June 2016, 44,479 persons who inject drugs (PWID) were in treatment in 57 provinces. However, 10–23% of patients were estimated to hav...

    Pham Minh Khue, Nguyen Thi Tham, Dinh Thi Thanh Mai, Pham Van Thuc, Vu Minh Thuc, Pham Van Han and Christina Lindan

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:59

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  8. Research

    Risk behaviour determinants among people who inject drugs in Stockholm, Sweden over a 10-year period, from 2002 to 2012

    People who inject drugs (PWID) frequently engage in injection risk behaviours exposing them to blood-borne infections. Understanding the underlying causes that drive various types and levels of risk behaviours...

    Niklas Karlsson, Michele Santacatterina, Kerstin Käll, Maria Hägerstrand, Susanne Wallin, Torsten Berglund and Anna Mia Ekström

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:57

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  9. Case study

    Novel remote electronic medication supply model for opioid-dependent outpatients with polypharmacy––first long-term case study

    Patients with substance use disorders grow older thanks to effective treatments. Together with a high prevalence of comorbidities, psychological problems, and low social support, these patients are at high ris...

    Samuel S. Allemann, Kenneth M. Dürsteler, Johannes Strasser, Marc Vogel, Marcel Stoeckle, Kurt E. Hersberger and Isabelle Arnet

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:56

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  10. Brief report

    Use and knowledge of contraceptive methods by patients in two substance use disorders treatment centers in Paris

    Studies on contraceptive use by patients with substance use disorders (SUD) show a concerning low use of contraception. Mainly conducted in USA, they could be irrelevant to patients attending European SUD trea...

    Virgile Clergue-Duval, Suzanne Robin, Maeva Fortias, Gaël Dupuy, Béatrice Badin-de-Montjoye and Florence Vorspan

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:54

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  11. Research

    Developing harm reduction in the context of youth substance use: insights from a multi-site qualitative analysis of young people’s harm minimization strategies

    Youth substance use programming and educational strategies are frequently informed by prevention approaches that emphasize abstinence goals, which often do not resonate with youth in their lack of acknowledgme...

    Emily K. Jenkins, Allie Slemon and Rebecca J. Haines-Saah

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:53

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  12. Research

    Harm reduction in name, but not substance: a comparative analysis of current Canadian provincial and territorial policy frameworks

    In Canada, funding, administration, and delivery of health services—including those targeting people who use drugs—are primarily the responsibility of the provinces and territories. Access to harm reduction se...

    Elaine Hyshka, Jalene Anderson-Baron, Kamagaju Karekezi, Lynne Belle-Isle, Richard Elliott, Bernie Pauly, Carol Strike, Mark Asbridge, Colleen Dell, Keely McBride, Andrew Hathaway and T. Cameron Wild

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:50

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  13. Short report

    Public attitudes towards gambling product harm and harm reduction strategies: an online study of 16–88 year olds in Victoria, Australia

    Gambling has quickly emerged as an important global public health issue. With new technologies used to develop high intensity gambling products and promotions aimed at driving consumption, public health organi...

    Samantha L. Thomas, Melanie Randle, Amy Bestman, Hannah Pitt, Steven J. Bowe, Sean Cowlishaw and Mike Daube

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:49

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  14. Research

    Information sought, information shared: exploring performance and image enhancing drug user-facilitated harm reduction information in online forums

    There is good evidence to suggest that performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) use is increasing in Australia and that there is an increase in those using PIEDs who have never used another illicit substanc...

    Boden Tighe, Matthew Dunn, Fiona H. McKay and Timothy Piatkowski

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:48

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  15. Review

    Opium trade and the spread of HIV in the Golden Crescent

    The Golden Crescent region of South Asia—comprising Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan—is a principal global site for opium production and distribution. Over the past few decades, war, terrorism, and a shifting p...

    Syeda Ayesha Farooq, Mohammad Hafiz Rasooly, Syed Hani Abidi, Kayvon Modjarrad and Syed Ali

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:47

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  16. Research

    Acceptability and design preferences of supervised injection services among people who inject drugs in a mid-sized Canadian City

    Supervised injection services (SIS) have been shown to reduce the public- and individual-level harms associated with injection drug use. While SIS feasibility research has been conducted in large urban centres...

    Sanjana Mitra, Beth Rachlis, Ayden Scheim, Geoff Bardwell, Sean B. Rourke and Thomas Kerr

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:46

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  17. Research

    “Just not all ice users do that”: investigating perceptions and potential harms of Australia’s Ice Destroys Lives campaign in two studies

    In 2015, the Australian government launched the media campaign Ice Destroys Lives targeting crystal methamphetamine use. Previous research indicates mass media campaigns may have harmful effects for people engage...

    Caitlin H. Douglass, Elizabeth C. Early, Cassandra J. C. Wright, Anna Palmer, Peter Higgs, Brendan Quinn, Paul M. Dietze and Megan S. C. Lim

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:45

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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