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Titolo:
The context, management and prevention of heroin overdose in Victoria, Australia: The promise of a diverse approach
Autore:
Dietze, P; Fry, C; Rumbold, G; Gerostamoulos, J;
Indirizzi:
Monash Univ, Dept Psychol, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Monash Univ Clayton Vic Australia 3168 chol, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Monash Univ, Dept Forens Med, Victorian Inst Forens Med, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Monash Univ Clayton Vic Australia 3168 Med, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia
Titolo Testata:
ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY
fascicolo: 5, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 437 - 458
SICI:
1606-6359(2001)9:5<437:TCMAPO>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INJECTING DRUG-USERS; TAKE-HOME NALOXONE; POSSIBLE IMPACT; PRE-LAUNCH; SYDNEY; ACCEPTABILITY; FATALITIES; MORTALITY; DEATHS; TRENDS;
Keywords:
heroin overdose; prevention; harm minimisation; Victoria; supervised injecting facilities;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
46
Recensione:
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Citazione:
P. Dietze et al., "The context, management and prevention of heroin overdose in Victoria, Australia: The promise of a diverse approach", ADDIC RES T, 9(5), 2001, pp. 437-458

Abstract

Heroin overdose is a common experience amongst heroin users in Victoria, Australia and presents an increasingly serious public health problem for theVictorian community. The number of heroin-related fatalities has increasedfrom 49 in 1991 to 268 in 1998 while the numbers of non-fatal heroin overdoses attended by ambulances in the capital city, Melbourne, increased from 157 per month in June 1998 to a peak of 382 per month in March 1999. These large increases in heroin related mortality and morbidity derive from a variety of factors including recent changes in the heroin market as well as particular risk behaviours heroin users engage in. Widespread recognition of the urgency of the problem of heroin overdose has resulted in a diversity of effort aimed at minimising this key heroin-related harm in Victoria. A Victorian Heroin Overdose Working Group has been established with representation from a variety of government and nongovernment sectors. Prevention and education focused initiatives have been undertaken ranging from peer education about overdose prevention and training in resuscitation techniques to anew service provides individuals who have recently experienced a nonfatal overdose with counselling and referral. A number of new initiatives are either currently being trialed or under consideration including a service targeting those who have recently experienced non-fatal heroin overdose, the provision of supervised injecting facilities, and the establishment of a recovery space for young people who are either intoxicated or have experienced a heroin overdose. While evidence as to the effectiveness of these initiatives has yet to be collected, the diverse nature of the approach taken in Victoria is an appropriate response to what is a complex problem.

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