Preventing transitions to injecting amongst young people: What is the role of Needle and Syringe Programmes? Brener, Loren en_US Spooner, Catherine en_US Treloar, Carla en_US 2021-11-25T16:46:07Z 2021-11-25T16:46:07Z 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSP) play an important role in providing targeted services for people who inject drugs to prevent the harms associated with drug use. This commentary considers whether the role of NSP could be expanded to include prevention of initiation to injecting. In an Australian case study, consultations were undertaken with 13 stakeholders working with at-risk youth and/or in the drug field. Ongoing formal and informal discussion in other forums expanded on the points raised during the stakeholder interviews. Incorporating strategies to prevent initiation to injecting within the existing NSP framework is complex and requires attention to the following: the current focus and success of NSP, the target group that access NSP, concerns about perceived moralism, workforce development concerns and the culture and setting of NSP. Without careful consideration of these important issues, a strategy to prevent initiation to injecting could undermine the core business of NSPs – of preventing harms associated with injecting drug use – and could alienate injecting drug users who are their primary target group. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0955-3959 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other initiation en_US
dc.subject.other needle and syringe programmes en_US
dc.subject.other injecting drug use en_US
dc.subject.other young people en_US
dc.subject.other prevention en_US
dc.subject.other early intervention en_US
dc.title Preventing transitions to injecting amongst young people: What is the role of Needle and Syringe Programmes? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal International Journal of Drug Policy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 160-164 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 21 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Brener, Loren, National Centre in HIV Social Research, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Spooner, Catherine, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Treloar, Carla, National Centre in HIV Social Research, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health * School of Population Health *
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