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Pates, Richard and McBride, Andrew and Arnold, Karin, eds. (2005) Injecting illicit drugs. Oxford: Blackwell .

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Injecting illicit Drugs is the third book in a new collection from Addiction Press. Addiction Press was set up with the express purpose of communicating current ideas and evidence in this expanding field, not only to researches and practising health professionals, but also to policy makers, students and interested non-specialists. These publications are designed to address the significant challenges that addiction presents to modern society.

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 an practical information on injecting drug use and the health consequence of this behaviour.

As an efficient route of drug administration, the sequelae of injecting illicit drugs can be particularly deleterious in nature. The chapters in this book trace the hazards for the drug injector and promote a harm reduction approach to minimise these risks. Socio-cultural issues are considered, such as the ritualisation of injecting behaviour. Lifestyle characteristics of the injecting drug user are also taken into account. Insights from the user perspective are reflected in the last chapter.

Item Type:Book
Call No:JH10.6.4
Pages:xiv, 1
Place of Publication:Oxford
Keywords:intravenous injection, needle sharing, HIV infection, needle distribution and exchange, AOD overdose mortality, intravenous drug user, hepatitis virus, prison
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Accession Number:HRB 3068 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
G Health and disease > Etiology > Disease transmission factor > Needle sharing
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
T Demographic characteristics > Person who injects drugs (Intravenous / injecting)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > Needle distribution and exchange
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Sociocultural substance use
L Social psychology and related concepts > Lifestyle
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Route of administration
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
T Demographic characteristics > Person who uses substances (user)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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