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Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren (him of St Paul’s Cathedral fame) is the first person recorded to have used intravenous injecting in Britain. In 1656 he experimented by injecting dogs with opium and other substances. He also attempted to inject humans, including ‘the (unfortunate) delinquent servant of a foreign ambassador’…

Naloxone administration

I was really nervous giving someone naloxone in such an open space because, at that time, we did not have a Good Samaritan law in effect,” Wright said. “However, I don’t care and, clearly, that didn’t stop me. Overdose is preventable, and I had the medicine on me to do it. Substance use comes in all shapes, forms, and sizes. Upper class to middles to right down on the street.

HIV testing

The HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow highlights the need to maintain HIV testing in this population even when the risk of HIV is perceived as low and despite other priorities for the individual. It was identified that in some services blood-borne virus testing for this population had been focused on hepatitis C, potentially delaying recognition of new cases of HIV. In response to the outbreak, HIV testing has been increased.

Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann, one of the leading drug reformers in the United States, had explained: “People overdose because [under prohibition] they don’t know if the heroin is 1 percent or 40 percent…Just imagine if every time you picked up a bottle of wine, you didn’t know whether it was 8 percent alcohol or 80 percent alcohol [or] if every time you took an aspirin, you didn’t know if it was 5 milligrams or 500 milligrams.

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Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel’s day job is being the Community Manager at HIT, he also runs the injectingadvice.com website and a number of other online harm reduction projects. In his spare time he can be found hiding behind a camera.

Craig Harvey

Craig Harvey

Craig is a committed harm reductionist, having worked primarily with people who inject drugs for two decades, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. A surfer, climber and wannabe novelist, he sometimes takes photographs too.

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