April 9, 2017

Resources

Videos about the drug user & harm reduction movements

Harm reduction in action! In this hour long documentary the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center shows how harm reduction services such as needle exchange programs not only reduce drug related harms for communities and for individual drug users, but also how these programs can be a gateway to connect drug users with mental health services, substance use treatment services, and much more: https://youtu.be/h0I0uV-XqpI

We Are Drug Users – Voices From The Global Movement Of People Who Use Drugs!(International Network of People who Use Drugs):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DMvMl0cVRE

A personal perspective of harm reduction – Harm Reduction & Mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H51Nk-I7PA

The following video showcases the work of AIVL- the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League– the Australian peak drug user organisation representing people who use drugs at the national level, as well as all the state and territory based organisation members (including QuIVAA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRH3xNZZXsA

Links to more information

Want to know where to get fits? AIVL’s NSP Directory, with links to Google Maps, provides an Australia wide listing of NSP (Needle & Syringe Programs) services and other related services that provide injecting equipment

For information on vein care, safer injecting, your rights as a drug user, health, the law, stigma & discrimination, visit Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). They also provide links to drug user organisations in each state and territory.

The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organisation that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. INPUD will expose and challenge stigma, discrimination, and the criminalisation of people who use drugs and its impact on the drug-using community’s health and rights. INPUD will achieve this through processes of empowerment and advocacy at the international level, while supporting empowerment and advocacy at community, national and regional levels.

QLD Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) is a statewide, not for profit, and non-government health service which provides a variety of health services to illicit drug users throughout Queensland.

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) is a national organisation for individuals across Australia to join together in their commitment to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use.

 

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