Injecting Illicit Drugs
Copyright © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Richard Pates, Andrew McBride, Karin Arnold
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405113601
Online ISBN: 9780470776339
About this Book
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 and practical information on injecting drug use and the health consequences of this behaviour.
- Includes topical issues such as needle fixation, transitions to and from injecting, and illicit drug use in prison settings.
- Documents the relationship between injecting practice and infectious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C.
- Explores harm reduction approaches such as safer injecting and supervised injecting rooms.
- Reflects international perspectives from expert contributors.