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Effective Interventions Unit Examining the Injecting Practices of Injecting Drug Users in Scotland

DescriptionThis is a report of research into the injecting practices of injecting drug users in Glasgow.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 10, 2004


Effective Interventions Unit
Examining the injecting practices of injecting drug users in Scotland

Avril Taylor
Alex Fleming
Jeanne Rutherford
David Goldberg*
University of Paisley
Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health*
February 2004

Scottish Executive Drug Misuse Research Programme

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Remit and Dissemination Policy
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Methodology
Data collection
Recruitment and sampling strategy
Data analysis
Ethical approval
Chapter 3: Results
Study group characteristics
Drug use and injecting habits
Overview of observed events
The injecting process
Impact of harm reduction advice
Chapter 4: Case Studies
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
Case Study 4
Chapter 5: Discussion and Conclusions
Appendix 1: Video Recorded Injecting Events

The views expressed in this report are those of the researchers and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.