Items tagged with safer crack

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Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds [16.05.2017] Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also...
São Paulo’s drug policies are working – will the new mayor kill them? [20.10.2016] A harm-reduction approach, De Braços Abertos (“With Open Arms”), to homeless crack use in São Paulo’s city centre hangs in the balance. For over two ...
The interplay between drug-use behaviors, settings, and access to care [14.08.2015] Despite the growing attention surrounding crack cocaine use in Brazil, little is understood about crack users’ histories, use patterns and the interp...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users ’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a smal...
Drug users to have secure site in Paris [11.02.2013] Drug users in France will soon have a state-sanctioned place where they can use heroin, crack and other intravenous drugs, after the government appro...
Brazil: Drug dealers say no to crack in Rio [18.08.2012] Once crack was introduced about six years ago, Mandela and the surrounding complex of shantytowns became Rio's main outdoor drug market, a "cracoland...
Bring back the free crack pipes [05.09.2011] When you hear that your government is helping addicts shoot up or smoke crack, it's normal to wonder: how can this possibly be good? Until recently, ...
Free crack cocaine pipes enable the saving of lives [21.08.2011] In 2008, Safeworks, an outreach program of Alberta Health Services, began a harm reduction program aimed at mitigating the effects of sharing crack p...
Free crack pipe service discontinued in Calgary [19.08.2011] A decision to stop a clean crack-pipe distribution program has disappointed those working to rehabilitate street addicts. Since 2008, Alberta Health ...
Drug users to receive crack pipes as part of pilot project [02.08.2011] Vancouver health officials will distribute new crack pipes to non-injection drug users this fall as part of a pilot project aimed at engaging crack c...
In booming Brazil, crack strikes late but hard [18.07.2011] About two decades after the U.S. emerged from the worst of its own crack epidemic, Brazilian authorities are watching the cheap drug spread across th...
Uptake, benefits of and barriers to safer crack use kit (SCUK) distribution programmes in Victoria, Canada [30.06.2011] Crack use is prevalent amongst street drug users in Canadian cities, and associated with severe drug use, health and social problems. Whilst few targ...
Insite’s next battle: supervised inhalation [14.05.2011] Insite’s operators have twice applied for a federal health exemption to allow crack cocaine smokers to use the room – the request was rejected in 200...
Do crack smoking practices change with the introduction of safer crack kits? [30.04.2011] Crack smoking has increased in Vancouver despite the harms associated with its use. Many people who smoke crack share their equipment, thereby increa...
The Safer Crack Use Program [01.06.2010] This fact sheet explains the Safer Crack Use Program of the Public Health Department of Toronto (Canada). In Toronto, a range of community-based, gov...
Crack untamed: treat users, kill the market [07.05.2010] Brazil will soon have a special police task force targeting crack-cocaine. Meanwhile, the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais proposes its own drug fight...
The fast and the furious [01.04.2010] Harm reduction programmes targeting stimulants like cocaine and (meth)amphetamines in several countries have shown positive results. However, these p...
Smoking of crack cocaine as a risk factor for HIV infection among people who use injection drugs [27.10.2009] This paper examined whether use of crack cocaine has become a risk factor for HIV infection. Smoking of crack cocaine was found to be an independent ...
Opportunities to learn and barriers to change [17.11.2008] In 2004, a team comprised of researchers and service providers launched the Safer Crack Use, Outreach, Research and Education (SCORE) project in the ...
Distributing safer crack use kits in Canada [01.09.2008] A number of public health departments and community organizations in Canada distribute safer crack use kits to people who use crack cocaine. The kits...
Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use [01.07.2008] In the city of São Paulo, the culture of crack use has undergone considerable changes over these 11 years since it was first described. The sociodemo...
Lessons learned from the SCORE project [31.05.2008] The aim of this report is to provide key findings related to the SCORE project. It is our hope that the insights that we have gained may be of benefi...
“I inject less as I have easier access to pipes” [30.04.2007] Among injection drug users (IDUs) in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, prevalence rates of HIV (20.6 percent) and hepatitis C HCV (75.8 percent) are amo...
Cocaine paste and cannabis in the field of mental health in Chile [26.02.2007] Clinical observations and scientific evidence - The use of some drugs in Chile remains silenced in official discourses, making it important to clinic...
'Paco' Under Scrutiny [01.10.2006] Based on two studies carried out in the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, this report examines the origin, characteristics and impact of the exp...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis by Crack Addicts in Brazil [01.10.1999] This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they...

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