Bulletin: How are people assisted with their first injecting experience, and what information do they receive prior?

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Click here to access the bulletin from AIVL & NDARC.


This bulletin was co-produced by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and the
Australia Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL).

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of the National Peer Network, which comprises:

➢ Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) and The Connection
➢ NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)
➢ Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC)
➢ QLD Injectors Voice for Advocacy and Action (QuIVAA)
➢ Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN)
➢ Hepatitis SA Clean Needle Program Peer Projects
➢ Tasmanian Users Health and Support League (TUHSL)
➢ Harm Reduction Victoria (HR VIC)
➢ Peer-Based Harm Reduction WA

We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Jude Byrne in conceptualising the topic of
this bulletin and for being a driving force behind the NDARC/AIVL collaboration.

AIVL is the national organisation representing people who use/have used illicit drugs and is the peak body for the state and territory peer-based drug user organisations.

Jake Docker, CEO, AIVL – email ceo@aivl.org.au

Want to know more?

Contact the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL).