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This Australian qualitative study explored both people with lived experience of problematic alcohol and other drug use, and health care staff's experiences of service delivery.

Original research | 2022
Transitions in care/treatment, About PWUD, Barriers and enablers

In this paper, we identify nitrous oxide (N2O) users’ key concerns about how to maximise pleasures and minimise harms, as expressed on the social media platform Reddit.

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Harm reduction, Digital health
Original research | 2022
Harm reduction, Social services, Stigma, Digital health

There have been no studies exploring police officer perceptions of drug checking services (DCS), which provide analytical testing of client drug samples alongside harm reduction support and advice.

Original research | 2022
Drug checking, Harm reduction, Justice system/law enforcement, Barriers and enablers

The current study examined whether social support, relationship closeness with a disclosure partner, and/or the history of joint substance use between participants and disclosure partners affect co

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Barriers and enablers, Social benefits

Heroin pipe distribution may encourage people who use heroin (PWUH) to transition from injecting to smoking heroin, reducing harms associated with injection drug use.

Original research | 2022
Harm reduction, About PWUD

This study aimed to determine to what extent patient, pharmacist, and medication related characteristics and prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) alerts influence decisions to dispense opio

Original research | 2022
About pharmacists, Policy/Regulatory

This paper investigates 20-year trends in fentanyl deaths in Australia, distinguishing between deaths attributable to pharmaceutical, and to illicitly manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.

Original research | 2022
Mortality, Illegal drugs
Handout | 2022
Clinical guidance, About pharmacists, About prescribers, Substitution/OAT, Transitions in care/treatment
Handout | 2022
About PWUD, Substitution/OAT, Transitions in care/treatment

Our qualitative study explored the perceptions of people with lived experience of problematic alcohol and other drugs use and their experiences of peer worker roles in the hospital setting.

Original research | 2022
Peer/PWLLE program involvement, Hospitals
Infographic | 2022
Evidence base, Wrap-around services, Safer supply, Advocacy, About PWUD, Outcomes, Transitions in care/treatment, Hospitals
Handout | 2022
Evidence base, Wrap-around services, Safer supply, Advocacy, About PWUD, Outcomes, Transitions in care/treatment, Hospitals

This article provides an overview of the law enforcement administration of naloxone in NYS between 2015 and 2020 and highlights key characteristics of over 9000 opioid overdose reversal events.

Original research | 2022
Justice system/law enforcement, Overdose, Harm reduction, Outcomes

The current investigation sought to explore the effects of chronic pain acceptance on opioid misuse and motives for opioid use (i.e., pain management and coping motives) among adults with chronic l

Original research | 2022
Chronic pain, About PWUD

We assessed if delisting of OxyContin was associated with changes in the use of unregulated opioids and other substances among people who use opioids (PWUO).

Original research | 2022
Policy/Regulatory, Outcomes, Illegal drugs, About PWUD

Using critical discourse analysis, this study examined the portrayal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian Government policies regarding alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

Original research | 2022
Indigenous, Policy/Regulatory

Prior research indicates rising methamphetamine use and harms in the U.S., potentially related to increases in methamphetamine injection.

Original research | 2022
Stimulants, Injecting tablets, About PWUD

London InterCommunity Health Centre (LIHC) launched a safer opioid supply (SOS) program in 2016, where clients are prescribed pharmaceutical opioids and provided with comprehensive health and socia

Original research | 2022
Evidence base, Safer supply, Outcomes, Wrap-around services, About PWUD, Transitions in care/treatment, Hospitals, Advocacy

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