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  • inject drugs
  • This study aimed to identify the effect of benzodiazepine use on mortality among a prospective cohort of people in Canada who inject drugs (PWID). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • From a public health perspective, SIFs provide a clean place to inject drugs - which reduces the spread of infectious diseases like HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C. Furthermore, wherever there are street drug users, an SIF makes the area safer by diminishing open drug use . (theconversation.com)
  • Blouin K, Leclerc P, Morissette C, Roy E , Blanchette C, Parent R, Serhir B, Alary M. Sex Work as an Emerging Risk Factor for HIV Seroconversion among People who inject drugs in the SurvUDI Network. (usherbrooke.ca)
  • A client prepares to inject drugs at Ottawa Inner City Health's supervised injection site, located in a trailer next to the Shepherds of Good Hope shelter on Murray Street. (cbc.ca)
  • cocaine
  • This includes some of the more prevalent drugs, such as Cocaine, Ecstasy, Cannabis and Ketamine. (lifeworkscommunity.com)
  • Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that raises the body's temperature, makes the heart beat quickly and can lead to overconfident and even aggressive behaviour. (lifeworkscommunity.com)
  • It was one of Charleston's bigger drug busts: A network of present and former College of Charleston students and other 20-somethings accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine, pills and other narcotics into downtown's white-hot party scene. (postandcourier.com)
  • Although they're labeled as bath products or even poison, always including the warning 'Not for human consumption,' word on the street and the Internet is that they can be sniffed as 'legal cocaine ' or 'legal speed,' Henry A. Spiller, director of the Kentucky Regional Poison Center in Louisville, said Wednesday. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Ryan said users describe the drugs as many times more potent than Ritalin or cocaine . (drugs-forum.com)
  • Gambling Problems Among Community Cocaine Users. (usherbrooke.ca)
  • He dealt at the local level in New York City where he would buy large quantities of cocaine, cook it into crack and sell it in the streets. (pbs.org)
  • So, there was a lot of drugs, a lot of cocaine. (pbs.org)
  • Although it can help heighten pleasure and calmness when using it with other narcotic drug, its effect is not as dangerous as that of cocaine , methamphetamine , fentanyl , or MDMA . (confirmbiosciences.com)
  • 2017
  • Since OPH opened the site at 179 Clarence St. in September 2017, staff have supervised more 20,000 injections and responded to 113 overdoses. (cbc.ca)
  • opioids
  • Dr. Fischer also highlights that in a large number of cases prescription opioids used by street drug users originate from the medical system and not from illicit production and distribution. (psychcentral.com)
  • A B.C. public health official says scaling up programs to distribute pharmaceutical-grade opioids to substitute illegal drugs for high-risk users is needed to stem the opioid crisis. (ipolitics.ca)
  • In an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal published today , Tyndall argues that dispensing opioids under medical supervision to street drug users will be key to fighting the crisis by cleaning up the toxic drug market. (ipolitics.ca)
  • He said that's because new technology allows for biometric dispensing to patients - making it a cost-effective, "relatively low barrier" way to regulate dispensing that could "alleviate the fears we're just opening up and throwing opioids all over the street. (ipolitics.ca)
  • It's important for physicians, especially primary care physicians, who most often treat migraine patients, to be aware that medications containing opioids or barbiturates have the potential to produce drug dependence and addictive behavior, especially with regular use," said Richard B. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Although triptans are now by far the most widely recommended medications for acute migraine treatment, barbiturates , opioids, and nonspecific sedative drugs are still widely used and are causing problems for headache patients. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The drug, a mix of opioids, can kill in very small doses and looks like concrete mixing powder. (cnn.com)
  • North America
  • Yakima is one of the principal drug distribution centers in North America," said Steven Freng with the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. (kuow.org)
  • Barbiturates
  • Unlike crank and speed, barbiturates and other prescription sedative-hypnotics were produced by pharmaceutical companies and reached the street-drug user in many ways, such as diversion by pharmacists, inappropriate prescribing, and diversion from pharmaceutical companies (Smith & Wesson 1973). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Methamphetamine
  • In talking to drug users in their daily work, the detectives agreed they think users are switching to methamphetamine because they think it's safer. (drugs-and-users.org)
  • Anthony Placido, an official at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), told Congress recently that methamphetamine seizures on the United States southern border are up 74% since 2001. (drugs-forum.com)
  • infections
  • CDC is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states across the United States and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections. (marlerblog.com)
  • The following describes known and potential drug interactions that involve medications to treat HIV or prevent and treat opportunistic infections . (thebody.com)
  • substances
  • Ecstasy tablets may contain varying mixtures of MDMA and related drugs (including amphetamine) as well other substances. (fds.org.au)
  • As I have pointed out elsewhere, drugs prescribed for mental health problems are, without exception, psychoactive substances. (madinamerica.com)
  • The study found that inexpensive test strips were as effective as more costly and cumbersome technologies at detecting the presence of the drug as a component of other substances. (painweek.org)
  • Almost 40% of drug users reported having never used condoms and more than 60% reported not using condoms under the influence of substances. (biomedcentral.com)
  • the more hands the drug passes through, the more likely it's been cut with different substances to maximize profits. (venturarecoverycenter.com)
  • We have more information about interactions with prescription drugs that are used recreationally, But even then, some drugs that are available by prescription, when bought on the street, may be cut with other substances that could cause unexpected interactions with other drugs. (thebody.com)
  • addictive
  • These drugs are considered highly addictive. (fds.org.au)
  • A narcotic that is considered a hard drug, a highly addictive colourless or white crystalline alkaloid extracted from coca leaves. (fds.org.au)
  • recreational
  • Occasional recreational street-drug users are at risk too. (kwanlindun.com)
  • But the history of prescription and recreational drug use is more intimately intertwined than most people recognise. (madinamerica.com)
  • Attempts to disentangle the two have created a false dichotomy - with prescription drugs, at least some of them, set up as the 'angels' that can do no wrong, and recreational drugs cast as the 'demons' (3) . (madinamerica.com)
  • The difference between drugs prescribed to people with mental health problems and recreational drugs is that the latter, by definition, make many people feel good, whereas most psychiatric drugs are disliked by the majority of people who take them, initially at least. (madinamerica.com)
  • People who use it for recreational purposes get their supplies either by stealing from other people who are legitimately using Gabapentin for a medical condition or buying the drug from the black market. (confirmbiosciences.com)
  • injection sites
  • That idea, like injection sites, has its own optics issues, but he thinks it could just as easily ease fears about opioid dispensing to street users. (ipolitics.ca)
  • Supervised drug injection sites have already gone through gruelling approval processes at both the federal and provincial levels, but will now have to jump through further hoops under the Ontario PC government's revised plan. (cbc.ca)
  • behaviors
  • Another way in which knowledge of HIV-positive serostatus may reduce HIV risk behaviors is through disclosure of positive serostatus to sex or drug partners so that partners may make informed decisions about risk-reduction strategies. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Street life and drug risk behaviors associated with exchanging sex among male street children in Lahore, Pakistan. (semanticscholar.org)
  • PURPOSE The study examined HIV risk behaviors and factors associated with exchanging sex among male street children in Lahore, Pakistan. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The dynamics of injection drug users' personal networks and HIV risk behaviors. (springer.com)
  • toxic
  • This is because the illegal drug market in Canada has become so toxic and deadly, says Dr. Mark Tyndall, B.C.'s deputy provincial health officer and the executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (ipolitics.ca)
  • Stogner
  • What's frightening about this emerging street drug is that users themselves may not be aware they are ingesting it,' wrote lead author John Stogner, a professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte . (baltimoresun.com)
  • One of the many downsides of illegal drugs is you just can't trust your drug dealer,' wrote Stogner and colleagues in the Annals. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The number of potentially problematic compounds is countless,' but with experience in criminology, 'it is possible to forecast which drugs are likely to become an issue, Stogner said. (foxnews.com)
  • abuse
  • Mr Last added: "For society to wash its hands of this defendant would mean we are confining her to a life of drug abuse and no doubt to a death on the streets. (ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk)
  • In recent years, however, concern about prescription drug abuse has increased. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Our drug control policies ought to be targeting prescription opioid abuse more effectively," says Dr. Fischer. (psychcentral.com)
  • In November, the DEA listed U-47700 as a Schedule I drug , a restrictive category for drugs with a high potential for abuse. (cnn.com)
  • When you have new drugs like this, it's very difficult to get a sense of their presence early on,' says Matthew Young, a senior research and policy analyst at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Late last week, the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use, which is co-ordinated by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, issued a bulletin noting that there had been 'no confirmed reports' of desomorphine in Canada in the past two months. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • euphoria
  • Users can feel a sense of relaxation, happiness and euphoria after inhaling 'laughing gas', as well as feeling dizzy and experiencing hallucinations. (lifeworkscommunity.com)
  • Research shows that consuming these drugs initially creates feelings of relaxation and euphoria, but can lead to hallucinations, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, confusion, aggression and seizures. (lifeworkscommunity.com)