Policy Briefs

We hope you find these helpful.

amfAR:
The Importance of Syringe Exchange Programs
Public Safety, Law Enforcement, and Syringe Exchange
The Effectiveness of Harm Reduction in Preventing the Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Drug Policy Alliance:
A list of all their briefs can be found at www.drugpolicy.org/resources-publications/publications
Expanding Access to Naloxone: Reducing Fatal Overdose, Saving Lives (2012)
Drug Courts are Not the Answer: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use (2011)
$75 Million a Year: The Cost of New York City’s Marijuana Possession Arrests (2011)
Healing a Broken System: Veterans Battling Addiction and Incarceration (2009)
Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs (2012)
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Harm Reduction Coalition:
** List of all of these Briefs can be found: http://harmreduction.org/issues/syringe-access/tools-best-practices/fact-sheets-syringe-access/

Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs (2010)
Single-Use Syringes (2007)
Syringe Exchange Programs Do Not Increase Crime Rates (2006)
Syringe Exchange Programs and HIV Prevention in New York City (2006)
Syringe Exchange Programs: Reducing the Risks of Needlestick Injuries (2006)
Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis C (2006)
Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis B (2006)
User-to-User: Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange in New York City
Quality Health Care is Your Right!: A Guide for Drug Users to Getting Better Health Care
Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs (2010)
International Law Overview: The UN Drug Conventions (2010)
How International Law Affects US Drug Policy (2011)
Demand Methadone in Russia (2011)
Frontline Hepatitis C Training: A 3-Session Curriculum For Syringe Exchange Peer Outreach Workers (2007)
Syringe Exchange in Prisons: The International Experience (2007)

NASTAD:
Health Departments Role in Expanding Syringe Access

The Center for Drug Use and HIV Research: http://cduhr.org/
*List of current studies and their descriptions can be found at this website.

New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene:
The Health of Homeless Adults in New York City: A Report from the New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Homeless Services (December 2005)
Epi Data Brief: Opioid Analgesics in New York City: Misuse, Morbidity and Mortality Update (April 2011)
Epi Data Tables: Opioid Analgesics in New York City: Misuse, Morbidity and Mortality Update (April 2011)
Epi Data Brief: Drugs in New York City: Misuse, Morbidity and Mortality Update (August 2011)
Epi Data Tables: Drugs in New York City: Misuse, Morbidity, and Mortality Update (August 2011)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Syringe Exchange Programs (December 2005)
Access to Sterile Syringes (December 2005)
Pharmacy Sales of Sterile Syringes (December 2005)

VOCAL-NY:
Beyond Methadone: Improving the Health of Patients in Opioid Treatment Programs (Executive Summary)
Beyond Methadone: Improving the Health of Patients in Opioid Treatment Programs (Full Report)