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[The initial experience in supervised injecting facilities in Denmark].

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Sep 24;174(39):2286-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-24-2012
Author
Anna Axelsson
Frank Hvam
Maria Bonde
Michael Lodberg Olsen
Emil Kiørboe
Ole Hoff-Lund
Marianne Abildgaard
Kasper Iversen
Author Affiliation
Hjertemedicinsk Klinik B, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, Copenhagen.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Sep 24;174(39):2286-9
Date
Sep-24-2012
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Cocaine - administration & dosage
Denmark
Drug Monitoring - methods
Drug Overdose - prevention & control
Female
Harm Reduction
Heroin - administration & dosage
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Narcotics - administration & dosage
Needle-Exchange Programs
Risk factors
Street Drugs
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers - statistics & numerical data
Substance Abuse, Intravenous - epidemiology
Time Factors
Voluntary Health Agencies
Abstract
Intravenous drug abuse is a major health concern. The National Board of Health estimates the number of injecting drug users (IDUs) in Denmark to be 13,000. Supervised injecting facilities (SIF) reduce the risk behaviour and bacterial infections and also increase the rate of detoxification and access to health care. The first SIF in Denmark is driven by volunteers and it opened in September 2011. In the first six months there were 1,139 visits. As in earlier studies the IDUs were mainly males with a long history of drug use. Unlike in previously published studies cocaine was the most commonly injected drug.
PubMed ID
23006221 View in PubMed
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