Peer-led needle exchange – room for recovery?

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Needle exchange: reducing harm Needle exchanges are recognised within harm reduction services as conferring benefits to injecting drug users. They can help to reduce blood borne virus transmission, but also offer the opportunity to reduce other harms through delivering safer injecting advice, addressing health concerns and trying to engage clients with treatment options. Such services […]

Alcohol related brain damage – mostly hidden

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Alcohol’s not good for the brain. At least too much of it for too long is not good for the brain. Effects can range from mild memory impairment through trouble with judgement and decision making through to permanent dementia. The British Medical Journal covers a recent report on the subject and it makes for alarming reading: Between […]