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  1. Needle-syringe exchange programs (NSPs) have been substantially rolled-out in China since 2002. Limited studies reported effectiveness of NSPs in a Chinese setting. This study aimed to assess the association b...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Xi Chen, Jun Zheng, Junshi Zhao, Jun Jing, Jun Zhang, Eric PF Chow and David P Wilson
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2013 10:8
  2. Unsafe injection practices play a major role in elevated rates of morbidity and mortality among people who inject drugs (IDU). There is growing interest in the direct involvement of IDU in interventions that s...

    Authors: Cody Callon, Grant Charles, Rick Alexander, Will Small and Thomas Kerr
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2013 10:4
  3. Despite its increasing prevalence and acceptance among the general public, cannabis use continues to be viewed as an aberrant activity in many contexts. However, little is known about how stigma associated wit...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, Laura JL Bissell, Lynda G Balneaves, John L Oliffe, N Rielle Capler and Jane Buxton
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2013 10:2
  4. In India, as in rest of the world, HIV prevention programs have focused on HIV transmission through unsafe injecting practices with less attention on sexual risk behaviors among injecting drug users (IDUs). Th...

    Authors: Khrieketou Suohu, Chumben Humtsoe, Niranjan Saggurti, Shrutika Sabarwal, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra and Michelle Kermode
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:40
  5. The World Health Organization (WHO) attributes more than 4 million deaths a year to tobacco, and it is expected that this figure will rise to 10 million deaths a year by 2020. Moreover, it is now a growing pub...

    Authors: Ayalu A Reda, Asmamaw Moges, Berhanu Yazew and Sibhatu Biadgilign
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:39
  6. The HIV prevalence among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Indonesia reached 50% in 2005. While drug use remains illegal in Indonesia, a needle and syringe program (NSP) was implemented in 2006.

    Authors: Guy Morineau, Liesbeth JM Bollen, Rizky Ika Syafitri, Nurjannah Nurjannah, Dyah Erti Mustikawati and Robert Magnani
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:37
  7. Abstinence and responsible drinking are not typically associated with youth drinking culture. Amongst Pacific youth in New Zealand there are high numbers, compared to the general New Zealand population, who ch...

    Authors: Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, Kathleen Seataoai Samu, Lucy Dunbar, Justin Pulford and Amanda Wheeler
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:36
  8. HIV prevalence is increasing among female sex workers (FSWs) in Mexico’s Northern border region, who experience multiple occupational risks. Improving vulnerable populations’ education, empowerment, and access...

    Authors: Angela M Robertson, Victoria D Ojeda, Lucie Nguyen, Remedios Lozada, Gustavo A Martínez, Steffanie A Strathdee and Thomas L Patterson
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:35
  9. The current anti-doping policy (‘war on doping’) resembles the ‘war on drugs’ in several aspects, including a zero-tolerance approach, ideology encroaching on human rights and public health principles, high co...

    Authors: Bengt Kayser and Barbara Broers
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:33
  10. The Village/Commune Safety Policy was launched by the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2010 and, due to a priority focus on “cleaning the streets”, has created difficulties for HIV prevention...

    Authors: Nick Thomson, Supheap Leang, Kannarath Chheng, Amy Weissman, Graham Shaw and Nick Crofts
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:31
  11. In 2003 the Government of Cambodia officially began to recognise that harm reduction was an essential approach to preventing HIV among people who use drugs and their sexual partners. Several programs aiming to...

    Authors: Kannarath Chheng, Supheap Leang, Nick Thomson, Timothy Moore and Nick Crofts
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:30
  12. Peuan Mit is a Lao organization working to address the needs of children and youth living and working on the streets. This case study outlines how a trusted and strong relationship with local police provides m...

    Authors: Brigitte Tenni and Vanphanom Sychareun
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:29
  13. The response to drug use in Laos has focused on reducing opium supply (supply reduction) and rates of drug use (demand reduction). However, recently there is increased interest among government counterparts to...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Visanou Hansana, Sysavanh Phommachanh, Vathsana Somphet, Phouthong Phommavongsa, Brigitte Tenni, Timothy Moore and Nick Crofts
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:28
  14. Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) was introduced in the rapidly developing semi-rural district of Tu Liem in Hanoi in December, 2009. Commune police play an integral role in determining which injecting drug ...

    Authors: Melissa Jardine, VanAnh Thi Nguyen and Thu Hong Khuat
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:26
  15. The findings of our research show that while police play multiple roles in the fight against drug-related crime, they often perceived their tasks – especially preventing and controlling drug use on the one han...

    Authors: Thu Hong Khuat, VanAnh Thi Nguyen, Melissa Jardine, Timothy Moore, Thu Huong Bui and Nick Crofts
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:25
  16. For over 15 years the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) has been a leading donor for harm reduction projects in Southeast Asia. The recent AusAID-supported harm reduction projects of gre...

    Authors: Nick Thomson, Tim Moore and Nick Crofts
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:23
  17. Differences in beliefs about Cannabis were compared between Canada, Sweden and Finland using nationally representative population surveys containing similar items.

    Authors: John A Cunningham, Jan Blomqvist, Anja Koski-Jännes and Kirsimarja Raitasalo
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:21
  18. Approximately 90,000 Canadians use opioids each year, many of whom experience health and social problems that affect the individual user, families, communities and the health care system. For those who wish to...

    Authors: Jessica Dooley, Mark Asbridge, John Fraser and Susan Kirkland
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:20
  19. This study explored the value of providing information in a Fact Sheet to correct misperceptions about the relative harmfulness of nicotine replacement products (NRT) and smokeless tobacco (ST), when compared ...

    Authors: Ron Borland, Lin Li, K Michael Cummings, Richard O’Connor, Kevin Mortimer, Tom Wikmans, Lars Ramstrom, Bill King and Ann McNeill
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:19
  20. Opiates are the main drugs of abuse, and Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is the most widely administered drug addiction treatment program in Iran. Our study aimed to investigate patterns of pre-treatment...

    Authors: Hajar Shekarchizadeh, Hamed Ekhtiari, Mohammad R Khami and Jorma I Virtanen
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:18
  21. Improving access to sterile injection equipment is a key component in community-based infectious disease prevention. Implementation of syringe access programs has sometimes been complicated by community opposi...

    Authors: Basha Silverman, Corey S Davis, Julia Graff, Umbreen Bhatti, Melissa Santos and Leo Beletsky
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:17
  22. Children acquire language without instruction as long as they are regularly and meaningfully engaged with an accessible human language. Today, 80% of children born deaf in the developed world are implanted wit...

    Authors: Tom Humphries, Poorna Kushalnagar, Gaurav Mathur, Donna Jo Napoli, Carol Padden, Christian Rathmann and Scott R Smith
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:16
  23. Cannabis use can frequently have adverse affects in those that use it and these can be amplified by various characteristics of an individual, from demographic and environmental variations to familial predispos...

    Authors: Ariella A Camera, Veronica Tomaselli, Jerry Fleming, Gul A Jabbar, Melissa Trachtenberg, Juan A Galvez-Buccollini, Ashley C Proal, Richard N Rosenthal and Lynn E DeLisi
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:15
  24. Integrated treatment programs (those that include on-site pregnancy-, parenting-, or child-related services with addiction services) were developed to break the intergenerational cycle of addiction, dysfunctio...

    Authors: Alison Niccols, Karen Milligan, Wendy Sword, Lehana Thabane, Joanna Henderson and Ainsley Smith
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:14
  25. Respiratory depression, a potentially fatal side-effect of opioid-overdose, may be reversed by timely administration of an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone or naltrexone. Tampering with a formulation of mor...

    Authors: Veeraindar Goli, Lynn R Webster, Michael J Lamson, Jody M Cleveland, Kenneth W Sommerville and Eric Carter
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:13
  26. Medical cannabis dispensaries following the social or hybrid model offer supplementary holistic services in addition to dispensing medical cannabis. Historically, alternative physical health services have been...

    Authors: Jennifer L Janichek and Amanda Reiman
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:12
  27. Crystal methamphetamine smoking is associated with many negative health consequences, including the potential for transmission of hepatitis. We examined whether or not a kit for crystal methamphetamine smoking...

    Authors: Charlotte Hunter, Carol Strike, Lorraine Barnaby, Adam Busch, Chantel Marshall, Susan Shepherd and Shaun Hopkins
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:9
  28. Substitution with opioid-agonists (e.g., methadone) has shown to be an effective treatment for chronic long-term opioid dependency. Survival sex work, very common among injection drug users, has been associate...

    Authors: Kirsten Marchand, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Daphne Guh, David C Marsh, Suzanne Brissette and Martin T Schechter
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:8
  29. Cannabis intoxication is related to a number of physical and mental health risks with ensuing social costs. However, little attention has been given to the investigation of possible pharmacological interaction...

    Authors: José AS Crippa, Guilherme N Derenusson, Marcos HN Chagas, Zerrin Atakan, Rocio Martín-Santos, Antonio W Zuardi and Jaime EC Hallak
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:7
  30. Within the UK, injecting in the femoral vein (FV), often called 'groin injecting', is a serious cause of risk and harm. This study aimed to use ultrasound scanning as a means to engage groin injectors (GIs), e...

    Authors: Richard Senbanjo, Tracey Tipping, Neil Hunt and John Strang
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:6
  31. Methamphetamine (MA) use during pregnancy is associated with many pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, small for gestational age, preeclampsia, and abruption. Hawaii has lead the nation in MA use ...

    Authors: Tricia E Wright, Renee Schuetter, Eric Fombonne, Jessica Stephenson and William F Haning III
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:5
  32. The goal of this paper is to both understand and depathologize clinically significant mental distress related to criminalized contact with psychoactive biotic substances by employing a framework known as criti...

    Authors: Sunil K Aggarwal, Gregory T Carter, Craig Zumbrunnen, Richard Morrill, Mark Sullivan and Jonathan D Mayer
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:4
  33. Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line pharmacotherapy but have risks including overdose and death. Can...

    Authors: Mark Collen
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2012 9:1
  34. Opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) has a positive impact on substance use and health outcomes among HIV-infected opioid dependent patients. The present study investigates non-medical use of opioids by HIV-infe...

    Authors: Perrine Roux, Patrizia M Carrieri, Julien Cohen, Isabelle Ravaux, Bruno Spire, Michael Gossop and Sandra D Comer
    Citation: Harm Reduction Journal 2011 8:31