Chapter 11. Safer Injecting: Individual Harm Reduction Advice

  1. Richard Pates BSc, DClinPsy, AFBPsS, CPsychol1,
  2. Andrew McBride MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPsych2 and
  3. Karin Arnold3
  1. Helen Williams and
  2. Mark Norman

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch11

Injecting Illicit Drugs

Injecting Illicit Drugs

How to Cite

Williams, H. and Norman, M. (2005) Safer Injecting: Individual Harm Reduction Advice, in Injecting Illicit Drugs (eds R. Pates, A. McBride and K. Arnold), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

  2. 2

    Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113601

Online ISBN: 9780470776339

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Keywords:

  • community pharmacists;
  • specialist services;
  • drug users;
  • methadone

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The setting

  • The process of advice giving

  • The nature of safer injecting advice

  • The safer injecting harm reduction interview

  • Risks associated with specific drugs

  • Injecting heroin

  • Injecting cocaine

  • Injecting amphetamine

  • Injecting tablets

  • Injecting oral methadone

  • Preparing to inject safely

  • Safer intravenous administration

  • Safer subcutaneous administration

  • Safer disposal and cleaning of used injecting equipment

  • Training and supervision needs