4 Hot ‘how to’ resources for people who inject drugs
There are many conventions for a blog post. Two of the most popular are ‘how to’ posts and list posts. I thought I’d combine the two, to bring together some of the better ‘how to’ resources for people who inject drugs.
How to use a wheel filter
This video from ReGen provides a point of view guide on how to use a wheel filter to remove particulates when injecting pills. Injecting pills can cause extensive damage to veins and lead to abcesses and other infections. It’s not something I would recommend, but if you are going to inject pills then using a wheel filter can help to reduce the potential for harm.
How to make a great foil pipe
This video has been developed by the fine folk at Exchange Supplies. Smoking your drugs in preference to injecting can assist in reducing the risk of overdose and potential transmission of blood born viruses. This video steps you through making a pipe out of foil that can be used to smoke either crack or heroin.
How to use a tourniquet
Many people demonstrate poor practice when using a tourniquet for injecting. This article from the outstanding Injecting Advice website provides some tips on the best methods for using a tourniquet as well as recommendations regarding what to use as a tourniquet: How to use a tourniquet
Putting someone in the recovery position
This video from the Harm Reduction Works YouTube channel steps you through the process of placing someone in the recovery position. This important piece of knowledge can aid you in potentially saving a mates life, so check it out.
Got any other great harm reduction how to resources? Please share them with us all and post a link in the comments section.