The rate of new psychoactive substances hitting market is faster than it's ever been, and it's likely slower than it will ever be.
“Remember, nobody wins unless everybody wins.” - Bruce Springsteen
“One of the principal harms of the drug war is that society fails to treat people with dignity. And to me, a prosecutor disrespecting the wishes of a person who dies of drug overdose would just be one more act of turning their backs on people who needed help” - Grey Gardner, a lawyer with the Drug Policy Alliance
“Talking about needle injury with people who inject, giving advice on how to avoid it and talking about testing if someone gets spiked is not only great harm reduction, but is also treating people as a valuable human being. I think both workers and people injecting often have a habit of just assuming that needle injuries for injectors are par for the course. They’re not, they’re avoidable.”
“We know that equipment is often stored and re-used some time later, so in these cases because of reduced viral survival when there is less blood, reducing the dead space could make the difference between someone catching hepatitis C or not.”
“Tracing around the redness (draw a line around the border) of suspected cellulitis, will allow for the individual to gauge whether or not the redness is spreading. If this is the case, they should seek urgent medical advice.”