Community Drug Checking to Reduce Harms
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 19158
Interests: substance use; harm reduction; drug checking; health equity; community-based research
Interests: substance use; mental health; homelessness; inclusion health; drug checking; intervention development; policy analysis; peer support
This special issue aims to provide a unique space for researchers and practitioners to publish work on drug checking in community settings. Drug checking services offer people who use drugs and others information on the contents of their drugs to help them to make more informed decisions. While drug checking has often been associated with festival and nightlife settings, there has been a rapid increase in interest and research focused on community drug checking services, often as a response to the unpredictable illicit drug markets and unprecedented rates of overdose. These services seek to respond to a whole region and be more permanent and integrated within overall harm reduction and health services. This special issue will publish research and policy and practice commentaries generated from community drug checking services across the world and provide a ‘go to place’ for those wishing to develop their own services or to share learning. A key advantage of this special edition is that it will help fill an identified knowledge gap in relation to models of community drug checking and questions surrounding implementation, operation, impact and practice-based theory. As guest editors we are keen to hear from anyone that would like to make a contribution so please get in touch.
Prof. Dr. Bruce B. Wallace
Prof. Dr. Tessa Parkes
Dr. Hannah Carver
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- drug checking
- community based
- harm reduction