VICTORIAN SAFE INJECTING FACILITY ANNOUNCEMENT

31 October 2017

VICTORIAN SAFE INJECTING FACILITY ANNOUNCEMENT AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL DRUG USERS DAY

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to trial a medically supervised injecting room in North Richmond, which has come on the eve of International Drug Users Day. AIVL has long been advocating for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives, including the urgent establishment of a safe injecting facility in Melbourne and the implementation of widespread peer distribution of the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

The media release regarding this announcement may be read in full here.

INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY 2017

31 August 2017

INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY: CALLS FOR GREATER FOCUS ON PREVENTION
& HARM REDUCTION

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day today. In particular, AIVL is calling for the implementation of widespread peer distribution of the overdose reversal drug naloxone and support for supervised injecting facilities including the urgent establishment of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Victoria.

This media release may be read in full here.

CAHMA SERVICE COMMUNITY EVENT TO MARK WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2017

27 July 2017

CAHMA SERVICE LAUNCH
&COMMUNITY EVENT TO MARK WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2017

The Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA), The Connection and the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) are hosting a major community event to open CAHMA and The Connection’s new premises in Belconnen and mark World Hepatitis Day in the nation’s capital.

The full media alert may be viewed here.