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More than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year...
Drug overdoses now surpass deaths from car crashes, guns and even flu and pneumonia.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-11-17 15:46 UTC
Eric Bolling Speaks at Opioid Summit Chokes Back Tears as He Describes Moment He Found Out His Son Died of Accidental Overdose (VIDEO)...
Eric Bolling's only son, 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling died in early September of 2016 in what was reported as an accidental drug overdose. Eric Bolling and his wife Adrienne were devastated by the news and received tons of outpouring support from th
By rjx32 on 2018-03-02 00:07 UTC
Only one in six people who are dependent on drugs on treatment...
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Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:16 UTC
World’s largest drug consumption facility opens in Denmark...
The worlds largest drug consumption facility has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, giving people who use drugs a safe place to use illicit substances in a way that will limit harm to themselves, and to those around them.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:53 UTC
Hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis cause greatest harm for drug users globally...
The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:41 UTC
People who inject drugs in the USA – a slow decline in new HIV infections amid worrying emerging trends...
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Injecting drug use accounted for 9% of all new HIV infections in the USA in 2014 – but new demographic trends among people who inject drugs present new challenges for the HIV response.

By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:56 UTC
Spotlight on supervised drug consumption rooms as the USA looks to open its first facility...
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As news hits that the USA is to open up its first safer injecting facility where else in the world do they exist and why are they important for improving health outcomes?
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:12 UTC
Harm reduction programmes: ‘too few, too vulnerable and too underfunded’...
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People who inject drugs are increasingly left behind in the HIV response, with limited access to harm reduction services that secure their rights and their health.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:28 UTC
Global ‘War on Drugs’ has failed and exacerbated the HIV epidemic, say global experts...
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Drug policy based on prohibition hasn't worked. It's time to build on the success of partial-decriminalisation models with an emphasis on health and human rights, says new report.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:26 UTC
Seven things we can do to reduce the health impacts of drug use...
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According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:24 UTC
Drug use patterns in the USA point to more rapid injecting...
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As prescription opioid addiction continues to increase in the USA researchers predict a rising epidemic of injecting-related diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 13:21 UTC

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