Engaging people who use drugs online

It seems everywhere I go lately harm reduction/AOD workers are struggling with a similar issue of how to reach target audiences via social networks/media or other technology projects (e.g. smartphone applications).  In my experience reaching the harm reduction workforce has not been that difficult – simply find some like minded bodies online and start chatting, … Continue reading

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Lasers, Robots & Harm Reduction

A recent posting by Julian Buchanan drew my attention to a new piece of technological gadgetry designed to make the detection of illicit drugs easier.  It got me musing about the nature of technological advances and innovation in the context of illicit drugs. Peter Nowak a writer about technology asserts in his book ‘Sex, Bombs … Continue reading

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A new smartphone app to address opiate overdose

In October 2011 I wrote an article listing some harm reduction smartphone applications that I would love to see produced.  Included in the list of ideas was a training app that provided guidance to lay people (ie non medically trained friends, relatives and peers) about the administration of naloxone, a drug that can effectively reverse … Continue reading

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