Injecting drug use is of significant quandary to either Western and constructing international locations, inflicting huge linked damage at either person and public wellbeing and fitness degrees. This e-book presents readers with authoritative and functional info on injecting drug use and the future health effects of this behaviour.
- Includes topical concerns comparable to needle fixation, transitions to and from injecting, and illicit drug use in legal settings.
- Documents the connection among injecting perform and infectious ailments, comparable to HIV and hepatitis C.
- Explores damage aid techniques corresponding to more secure injecting and supervised injecting rooms.
- Reflects foreign views from specialist contributors.
Chapter 1 heritage of Injecting (pages 1–10): Richard Pates and Jan Wichter
Chapter 2 the attention of the Needle: an Ethno?Epidemiological research of Injecting Drug Use (pages 11–32): Jean?Paul Grund
Chapter three Pharmaceutical facets of Injecting (pages 33–46): Jennifer Scott
Chapter four Needle Fixation (pages 47–58): Richard Pates, Andrew McBride and Karin Arnold
Chapter five girls and Injecting (pages 59–68): Rossana Oretti and Pim Gregory
Chapter 6 Injecting in Prisons (pages 69–81): David Shewan, Heino Stover and Kate Dolan
Chapter 7 Hepatitis C linked to Injecting Drug Use (pages 82–91): Nick Crofts
Chapter eight HIV and Injecting Drug Use (pages 92–110): Robert Heimer
Chapter nine Odde Commotions: another health and wellbeing effects of Injecting (pages 111–117): Andrew McBride and Jan Wichter
Chapter 10 Transitions to and from Injecting (pages 118–134): Matthew Southwell
Chapter eleven more secure Injecting: person damage relief suggestion (pages 135–148): Helen Williams and Mark Norman
Chapter 12 Overdose: incidence, Predictors and Prevention (pages 149–159): Trudi Petersen and David Best
Chapter thirteen Supervised Injecting Rooms (pages 160–169): Robert Haemmig and Ingrid van Beek
Chapter 14 Injecting medicinal drugs ? The User's viewpoint (pages 170–177): Jimmy Dorabjee
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Other routes of administration are preferable because they offer some form of defence against potential hazards such as microbiological or chemical contaminants, whereas injecting straight into the bloodstream bypasses the body’s natural defence mechanisms. For example, acid in the stomach can destroy bacteria that may be present on the surface of a tablet after handling. Drugs applied to the skin as creams may pass through the defensive layers of the skin, but bacteria and particles are kept out.
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