Uptake of paraphernalia from injecting equipment provision services and its association with sharing of paraphernalia among injecting drug users in Scotland

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Abstract

There has been a significant increase in the provision of injecting paraphernalia from Scottish injecting equipment provision (IEP) services. However, there is currently a lack of evidence on whether uptake of paraphernalia has any impact on paraphernalia sharing among injecting drug users (IDU). The aim of this study was to examine the factors associated with paraphernalia sharing; in particular, whether uptake of filters, spoons and sterile water from IEPs is associated with a reduction in the sharing of these items.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Volume126
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Drug Users
Association reactions
Equipment and Supplies
Water
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • injecting drug users
  • injecting equipment

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