injecting drug users


Reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood-borne viruses among people who inject drugs paint a worrying picture.

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Deaths involving methamphetamine are on the rise in Australia with its use among injecting drug users up 50% in ten years, an analysis from UNSW's National Drug and Alcholol Research Centre has found.

Every dollar spent on needle and syringe programs saves four dollars by preventing life-threatening infections, according to UNSW research.