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The injection of methadone syrup in New South Wales: patterns of use and increased harm after partial banning of injecting equipment

Hopwood, Max; Southgate, Erica; Kippax, Susan; Isaac-Toua, Geethanjali; MacDonald, Margaret; Bammer, Gabriele


Objective: To describe methadone injectors and the risk practices associated with injecting methadone in New South Wales, Australia. To assess the impact on injecting drug use and risk behaviour of the withdrawal of methadone injecting equipment from government-funded needle and syringe programs. Method: Cross-sectional survey, conducted in 1999, of 206 people who had injected methadone at least once in the previous month. Participants were from Central Sydney, West Sydney and rural New South...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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