This resource is part of the Safer Using Series and provides information and harm reduction strategies for injecting, including contacts for further support.
The Safer Using Series is the NSP Handbook’s companion resource. This is a set of brochures on topics such as injecting, hepatitis C, keeping healthy, and drug use and the law.
Injecting can increase risks. Risks include: Overdose, Blood-borne virus like hepatitis C (hep C), hepatitis B (hep B) or HIV, Infections, including abscesses and blood poisoning, Vein damage, including scarring and collapsed veins and Dependence.