Druglink article 1994 – Speed on prescription by Richard Pates

In many parts of the country amphetamine use is widespread and much more common than opiate use. The drug is injected and used widely in the sex industry. Risks of injecting-related damage and of HIV and hepatitis spread are considerable but uptake of services is poor. Despite official discouragement, several projects have reacted to this situation by offering a prescribing service. Evidence is accumulating that this helps attract stimulant users to the service and leads to positive behaviour change.

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