The utilisation of syringe exchange services by anabolic steroid (AS) injectors has increased over the last fifteen years to such an extent that in some areas new AS injecting clients now outnumber all other injectors combined.
This course will explore the reasons for this phenomenon, the implications for service delivery and how practitioners may face the challenge of providing harm reduction interventions to this service user group.
To gain an understanding of the social context of anabolic steroid (AS) and other image- and performance-enhancing drug (IPED) use
To understand the extent and characteristics of AS and other IPED use
To increase knowledge relating to the adverse effects of AS and other IPEDs
To identify ways of reducing the risks associated with AS and other IPEDs within syringe exchange services
To explore the practical issues concerning service provision for AS and other IPEDs within syringe exchange services
This 8-page leaflet is easy to read and bang up to date. It will help keep actual and potential users as safe as possible when using mephedrone and is also informative for professionals and the public at large. It includes sections on what mephedrone is the laws regarding mephedrone effects…