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Irish Needle Exchange Forum. (2011) Overdose prevention and response. Dublin: Irish Needle Exchange Forum.

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The heroin drought will have resulted in the reduction of heroin users’ tolerance levels. Much of the heroin has been cut with other agents to disguise the low quality and the bulk it up. As previously highlighted, new injectors have been presenting to services as clients were reporting that they were unable to smoke the heroin due to the low quality.

There are now reports from areas that higher purity heroin is now available, its vital that clients are informed on overdose risk and prevention methods, as the risk of overdose is elevated due to higher quality now available.

There are 2 sections brief notes for workers, and notes for clients, these can be printed out and agencies have area where contact details can be placed

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
12 p.
Irish Needle Exchange Forum
Corporate Creators
Irish Needle Exchange Forum
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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