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Patients and carers

Safer injecting and harm reduction advice

Patients and carers

Safer injecting and harm reduction advice

Patients and carers

Safer injecting and harm reduction advice

Patients and carers

Safer injecting and harm reduction advice

To avoid the health risks associated with taking drugs, it is safer not to inject or to use alternative methods of taking drugs. However, some people are not in this position so the following advice is important:

  • We strongly advise all injectors to seek professional advice throughout the time you are injecting
  • In-depth safer injecting and harm reduction information and advice is available from all project based sites
  • Wash your hands before preparing works
  • Always use a new, sterile needle and equipment
  • Never share any equipment or works
  • Find a hygienic area to prepare
  • Cleanse the part of your body where you are going to inject

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