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Drug use practices among people who inject drugs in a context of drug market changes: Challenges for optimal coverage of harm reduction programs
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Until the early 2000s, people who inject drugs (PWID) in Québec had mainly been injecting powder cocaine and heroin. Since then, ethnographic studies have shown that the drug market has diversified, ...
Prevalence and correlates of prescription opioid residue injection
Abstract: BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence of intravenous administration of prescription opioids (POs) in several countries. Preparation of POs for injection may leave residues in containers and filters used by people ...
Understanding experiences of and rationales for sharing crack-smoking equipment: A qualitative study with persons who smoke crack in Montréal
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The distribution of safer crack-smoking equipment has been implemented in several Canadian cities to reduce potential health risks such as transmission of blood borne viruses (BBV). Little is known ...
"I love having benzos after my coke shot": The use of psychotropic medication among cocaine users in downtown Montreal
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Cocaine abuse is a major public health issue due to its role in the HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemics in North America. A significant area of concern among people who use cocaine (PWUC), ...
Licit and illicit substance use among persons who inject drugs and the association with subsequent suicidal attempt
AIM: To estimate associations between recent licit and illicit substance use and subsequent suicide attempt among people who inject drugs (PWID). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of longitudinal data from a prospective ...
Anxiety, mood disorders and injection risk behaviors among cocaine users : results from the COSMO study
Abstract : BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite being common among cocaine users, mental health problems and their relationship with HIV and hepatitis C high risk injection behaviors are poorly documented. This study was ...
Changing patterns of first injection across key periods of the French Harm Reduction Policy: PrimInject, a cross sectional analysis
Background: Monitoring of emerging modes of drug consumption in France has identified new patterns of injection among youths with diverse social backgrounds, which may explain the persistence of high rates of hepatitis C ...
Epidemiology of injection drug use : new trends and prominent issues
Other titre : Épidémiologie de l'utilisation de drogue par injection : nouvelles tendances et principaux enjeux
Abstract : After more than 30 years of research, numerous studies have shown that injection drug use is associated with a wide range of adverse health outcomes such as drug overdoses, drug-related suicidal behaviours, ...
Hepatitis C Virus seroconversion among persons who inject drugs in relation to primary care physician visiting: The potential role of primary healthcare in a combined approach to Hepatitis C prevention
BACKGROUND: Meaningful reductions in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) transmission rates among persons who inject drugs (PWID) require a comprehensive prevention approach, including access to harm reduction measures and to ...
Randomized controlled trial of motivational interviewing for reducing injection risk behaviours among persons who inject drugs
Other titre : Randomized controlled trial of motivational interviewing for reducing injection risk behaviours among people who inject drugs
Abstract : AIM: We tested the efficacy of a brief intervention based on motivational interviewing (MI) to reduce high-risk injection behaviours over a 6-month period among people who inject drugs (PWID). DESIGN: A ...