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The fine line between harm reduction and harm production - development of a clinical policy on femoral (groin) injecting

Zador, Deborah, Lintzeris, Nick, van der Waal, Rob, Miller, Peter, Metrebian, Nicola and Strang, John 2008, The fine line between harm reduction and harm production - development of a clinical policy on femoral (groin) injecting, European addiction research, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 213-218, doi: 10.1159/000141646.

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Title The fine line between harm reduction and harm production - development of a clinical policy on femoral (groin) injecting
Author(s) Zador, Deborah
Lintzeris, Nick
van der Waal, Rob
Miller, PeterORCID iD for Miller, Peter orcid.org/0000-0002-6896-5437
Metrebian, Nicola
Strang, John
Journal name European addiction research
Volume number 14
Issue number 4
Start page 213
End page 218
Total pages 6
Publisher S. Karger AG
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1022-6877
1421-9891
Keyword(s) groin injecting
deep venous thrombosis
heroin dependence
injecting drug users
Summary The femoral region ('groin') appears to be increasingly commonly used by injecting drug users in the UK. With the advent of Britain's first supervised prescribed injectable opioid treatment clinic, unprecedented decisions and judgements were required about the safe supervision of this practice, or whether to permit this behaviour on site at all. This paper reports the reasons for, and outcome of, development of a clinical policy on injecting into the deep femoral vein (groin injecting)
Language eng
DOI 10.1159/000141646
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, S. Karger AG, Basel
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017876

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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