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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


Date:2011
Pages:12 p.
Publisher:Irish Needle Exchange Forum
Corporate Creators:Irish Needle Exchange Forum
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
G Health and disease > Etiology > Disease transmission factor > Needle sharing

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