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EHRA published the manual on online counseling

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) published the Peer-to-Peer Counselor Manual for Online Counseling. Read more

Overdose Prevention – new technology-based solutions

An innovative way of preventing opiate overdose deaths is through emerging online technologies. Online user forums as well as informative websites and mobile phone apps, are an asset in improving access to both information and naloxone itself. Read more

A qualitative investigation exploring why dance festivals are risky environments for drug use and potential adverse outcomes

Dance festivals have been shown to be high-risk events for use of drugs such as ecstasy/MDMA and possible adverse effects associated with use. However, few studies have examined what makes festivals such risky environments. This research aimed to determine festival-specific risk factors for adverse outcomes related to drug use. Read more

Gender Differences in the Relationship between Methamphetamine Use and High-risk Sexual Behavior among Prisoners: A Nationwide, Cross-sectional Survey in Japan

This study aimed to examine the relationship between methamphetamine (MA) use and high-risk sexual behavior among newly incarcerated prisoners in Japan. Read more

Information sought, information shared

Exploring performance and image enhancing drug user-facilitated harm reduction information in online forums. Read more

The Liam Project: Student-led harm reduction initiative launches in memory of a loved one

Two years to the date after their friend died from a drug overdose, three University of Calgary students launched a harm-reduction platform to honour his memory and educate for safer drug use. Read more

Treatment, prevention and harm reduction interventions for different forms of ATS use

Correlation-European Harm Reduction Network has prepared a briefing paper on treatment, prevention and harm reduction interventions for different forms of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) use. You can read this document AT THIS LINK.

Webinar Series “Web-outreach as a Harm Reduction tool”

Continuing the work which started in 2019 in expanding access to essential HIV health and social services for key populations including people who use New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)/stimulants, UNODC Regional Programme office for Eastern Europe in cooperation with the Charitable Fund “Humanitarian Action” launched a series of webinars aimed at familiarizing with a web-based information dissemination tool. Read more

Order a harm reduction kit online. Experience of Novosibirsk, Russia

Practice of online distribution of harm reduction kits for people who use drugs using pharmacy certificates in Novosibirsk. Read more

Netreach Work: Implementing Web-based Harm Reduction Interventions with Online Drug Users

The globalisation process and new technologies paved the way for the emergence of empowered and global online drug cultures and shaped the way people purchase and use drugs, search for drug information, and discuss and share drug use practices and knowledge with their peers. This growing reality is opening up a new field of intervention, and harm reduction professionals should equip themselves to respond to this reality. Read more