Druglink article 1991 – The syringe sharers by Hilary Klee

The ‘inconvenience factor’ involved in attending syringe exchanges or pharmacies means there is a continuing demand for used injecting equipment. Needle exchange attenders may be at the receiving end of this demand. Research in the North West shows that regular exchange attenders not in treatment pass on their injecting equipment significantly more than injectors not attending exchanges. There is a case for more rigorous monitoring of equipment returns.

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