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Patterns of Peer Distribution of Injecting Equipment at an Authorized Distribution Site in Sydney, Australia.

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Summary of "Patterns of Peer Distribution of Injecting Equipment at an Authorized Distribution Site in Sydney, Australia."

Extended distribution refers to the practice whereby people who inject drugs pass on sterile injecting equipment to their networks and can be a means to access people who inject drugs who do not attend state-sanctioned needle and syringe programs. While it is legal, to possess a sterile syringe for the purpose of injecting drugs in New South Wales, Australia, it is a criminal offence to pass this equipment on for others to use. In 2013 a pilot project was established to trial the authorization of "extended" peer distribution. This research describes patterns of distribution among attendees participating in this trial.

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Name: Substance use & misuse
ISSN: 1532-2491
Pages: 1-8

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