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New psychoactive substances in Eurasia: a qualitative study of people who use drugs and harm reduction services in six countries

Eliza Kurcevič, Rick Lines Orcid Logo

Harm Reduction Journal, Volume: 17, Issue: 1

Swansea University Author: Rick Lines Orcid Logo

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This is the first detailed, multi-country investigation of NPS use, markets and the harm reduction response in the Eurasian region. The study involved semi-structured interviews/focus groups with 124 people who use drugs and 55 health and harm reduction service providers across the six countries. It...

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ISSN: 1477-7517
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