On this page you can find relevant researchs on drug-related health topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug and overdose prevention, harm reduction and drug treatment. You can also find our Clinical Guidelines.

Underpinning a health-led approach to drug use
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD) in Australia
Public health guidance on prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings
This evidence-based guidance aims to support the planning and implementation of effective programmes to prevent and control the transmission of infectious diseases in prison settings in the European region.
Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80
Dr. Robert G. Newman at a Manhattan methadone clinic in 2002. He said of heroin addiction, “It’s a medical problem — for which a treatment exists, but for which at the moment a cure does not.”
A more dangerous ‘heroin’: the synthetic opioid overdose crisis in the United States
The Heroin in Transition (HIT) study, funded by the US NIH/NIDA is a 5-year project utilizing multiple disciplinary lenses including economics, epidemiology and anthropology.
Fentanyl in the US heroin supply: A rapidly changing risk environment
The supply of heroin into the US has changed with new source- forms and market strategies. Of particular concern is the rampant and persistent adulteration of heroin with synthetic opioids, most conspicuously the family of fentanyls.
Toots, tastes and tester shots: user accounts of drug sampling methods for gauging heroin potency
Overdose deaths in the United States (US) have risen sixfold, paralleled by a rise in the death rate attributed to synthetic opioids, particularly the fentanyls. This paper considers the adaptations some US heroin injectors are making to protect themselves from these risks.
Guidelines for naloxone provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings
Why we need an International Overdose Day
John Ryan tells us why this year we need it more than ever.
Policy Briefing: HIV Outbreak in Glasgow - more needs to be done
In 2015, an outbreak of HIV was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. HIV prevalence amongst PWIDs in the UK remains low, standing at less than 1 in 100 (around 0.85%). However, the outbreak in Glasgow means that there are now over 100 cases of HIV amongst PWIDs there.
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