Tag Archive for injecting

Druglink article 1986 – Scottish proposals

“I am personally and on principle against it,” said the former Scottish Health Minister about issuing needles and syringes to addicts. But a committee set up by his Chief Medical officer was about to recommend just that. We bring you…

Needle fixation

What is needle fixation? A person with a needle fixation enjoys and often craves the act of injecting a drug, as much as the drug itself – often the two pleasures go hand in hand. Such a user will divide…

Injecting

Injecting is the least common way of using drugs but the most dangerous. Drugs that are injected are mainly of three kinds: opiates like heroin, sedatives and tranquillisers and stimulants (amphetamines and cocaine). These may well be mixed to combine…

What types of treatment are there?

People who have problems with drug use can access help and treatment either through the health and welfare system. (via drug advice services or GP referral) or through the criminal justice system if they have committed an offence. Health and welfare…

What are the dangers from using drugs?

DrugWise infographic on drug dangers (PDF) Some people think everyone who takes drugs will end up dead. Others seem to think that drug use is not dangerous at all. The truth is somewhere in between… Drug use can never be…