Harm reduction

Harm reduction

Reduction in overdose mortality after the opening of North America's first medically supervised safer injecting facility: a retrospective population-based study (Summary)

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English
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Online
Author: 
Brandon DL Marshall PhD
M-J Milloy MSc
Evan Wood PhD
Prof Julio SG Montaner MD
Thomas Kerr PhD
Publisher: 
The Lancet
Publication Date: 
18 April 2011

Research study of Insite, a safe injection site in downtown Vancouver, where intravenous drug users are supervised by medical staff. Found Insite is saving lives, as fatal overdoses have dropped by 35 per cent since the site opened two years ago, compared with the decrease of 9 percent of overdose deaths in the rest of the city. In The Lancet - 18 April 2011, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62353-7

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Mothering and substance use: approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate further conversation on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers in substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, service system planning, and policy making. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women-centred harm reduction

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate conversation on gendered approaches to harm reduction. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Girl-centred approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on gendered approaches to youth prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, arising from a national virtual Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Young women and alcohol abuse: a look at trends, consequences, influences and prevention approaches

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
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BC Centre for Excellence in Women's Health
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Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article is adapted from Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment and Heavy Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women: Highlights of Findings from Literature Review and Web Search. It illustrates how increasing attention is being brought to the issue of substance use by girls and young women, and the associated health and social consequences of heavy drinking, smoking cigarettes, as well as the use of both licit and illicit substances. Local, national, and international data now show that the gender gap in substance use is closing.

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ISSN 14800039

The Journey to Compassionate Care : One woman’s experience with early harm-reduction programs in BC

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Susan C. Boyd
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the creation of one of the first woman-centred, harm-reduction programs for women from the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Also discusses harm reduction and pre-and post-natal care, as well as improving maternal outcomes through harm-reduction programs.

Methadone in pregnancy: a review of the literature: women's health: practice and policy series

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Fiona Scanlan
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellece for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A review of the literature on methadone use in pregnancy, and a risk/benefit analysis of its usage.

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Promotes local, regional and national harm reduction education, interventions and peer support.

Primary Telephone: 
604-683-6061
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
vandu@vandu.org
Fax Number: 
604-683-6199
Street Address: 
2d Floor, 50 East Hastings Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6A 1N1

Drug use and harm reduction

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English
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International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publisher: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Examine how drug use can affect a person's general health and weaken the immune system. Describes cleaning procedures for those sharing needles, in order to reduce the chances of HIV transmission.

ABC of smoking cessation: harm reduction

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ann McNeill
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Examines and discusses the usefulness of harm reduction strategies aimed at reducing the adverse health effects of tobacco use, including cutting down, switching to low-tar cigarettes, switching to cigars and pipes, alternative cigarettes, switching to smokeless tobacco, and switching to pharmaceutical nicotine products.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14685833
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