CHECK!NG: a última fronteira para a redução de riscos em contextos festivos

Translated title of the contribution: Check!ng: The last frontier for Harm Reduction in party settings

Daniel Martins, Helena Valente, Cristiana Pires

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Abstract

In the current context of proliferation of new psychoactive substances, and of adulteration of substances that circulate in the black market, Drug Checking is viewed here as a major Harm Reduction strategy. It is a service that has become a need in terms of public health, as it monitors informal drug markets and disseminates alerts whenever potentially toxic substances are identified. It also mediates communication between the harm reduction technician and the drug user, providing objective information about the drug that the user supplied for analysis, and also producing and disseminating information about local adulteration patterns. By presenting the main processes and outcomes of the intervention of the CHECK!NG project, the authors intend to reflect on the relevance, characteristics and constraints of a Drug Checking service in party settings.
Translated title of the contributionCheck!ng: The last frontier for Harm Reduction in party settings
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)646-660
Number of pages15
JournalSaude e Sociedade
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Risk reduction
  • Harm minimization
  • Drug checking
  • Psychoactive substances
  • Party settings
  • Outreach work

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