Effects of Amsterdam needle and syringe exchange.

  title={Effects of Amsterdam needle and syringe exchange.},
  author={Ernst Buning},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  volume={26 12},
  • Ernst Buning
  • Published 1991 in The International journal of the addictions
The needle and syringe exchange in Amsterdam was initiated in 1984 by the Junky Union. To date, ample data are available to support the role of the needle exchange in facilitating drug injectors to use drugs in a safer way: no increase in drug use could be validated, participants of the exchange schemes were less involved in needle sharing, the supply of large quantities of needles to drug users did not lead to an increase in needle stick accidents by the general public, and, finally, the HIV… CONTINUE READING
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