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Injecting illicit drugs.

Creator:

Richard PatesAndrew McBrideKarin Arnold

Type: Collection
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

Injecting illicit Drugs is the third book in a new collection from Addiction Press. Addiction Press was set up with the express purpose of communicating current ideas and evidence in this expanding field, not only to researches and practising health professionals, but also to policy makers, students and interested non-specialists. These publications are designed to address the significant challenges that addiction presents to modern society. Injecting drug use is of major concern to both Western and developing nations, causing extensive associated harm at both individual and public health levels. This book provides readers with authoritative an practical information on injecting drug use and the health consequence of this behaviour. As an efficient route of drug administration, the sequelae of injecting illicit drugs can be particularly deleterious in nature. The chapters in this book trace the hazards for the drug injector and promote a harm reduction approach to minimise these risks. Socio-cultural issues are considered, such as the ritualisation of injecting behaviour. Lifestyle characteristics of the injecting drug user are also taken into account. Insights from the user perspective are reflected in the last chapter.

Date:

01/01/2005

DOI:

10.14655/11971-63272

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Richard PatesAndrew McBrideKarin Arnold. (2005) Injecting illicit drugs. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/63272 [Accessed: 19th June 2019].

  

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National Drugs Library
 
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