Injecting Illicit Drugs

Injecting Illicit Drugs

Editor(s): Richard Pates, Andrew McBride, Karin Arnold

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405113601

Online ISBN: 9780470776339

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776339

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Needle Fixation (pages 47–58)

      Richard Pates, Andrew McBride and Karin Arnold

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