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.

If Heroin Assisted Treatment Works, Why Isn't Australia Providing It To Those In Need?
"Do we really have a right to deny the evidence and refuse to provide a proven treatment that will help those in need?"
Does exposure to opioid substitution treatment in prison reduce the risk of death after release?
People with opioid use disorder (OUD) in prison face an acute risk of death after release. We estimated whether prison-based opioid substitution treatment (OST) reduces this risk.
Women's drug deaths soaring across England and Wales as their needs are overlooked
Women’s deaths as a result of drug misuse have increased by a staggering 82 per cent in England and Wales over the last decade.
Criminalising drug users linked to increased HIV levels
A ground-breaking review provides stark evidence of the damage criminalisation has on preventing and treating HIV among people who inject drugs.
Language matters
The use of inappropriate language and words can be a barrier to access to medicines for the legitimate use of opioids, such as treatment of pain and opioid dependence.
Hepatitis C ‘giant’ still growing
In 1993 what was at the time Britain’s magazine for the drug misuse sector alerted readers to an invisible “sleeping giant” – hepatitis C.
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.
How to Win a War on Drugs
Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime. Op-Ed Columnist, NY Times
A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Across the Globe
This is the second edition of ‘a quiet revolution: Drug Decriminalisation across the Globe’. the rst edition was released in July 2012 and has since been cited by a wide range of organisations and agencies, including: the World Health organisation, the of ce of the united nations High Commissioner for Human rights, and the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
Will drug use rise?
Exploring a key concern about decriminalising or regulating drugs
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