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Queensland Needle and Syringe Policy (QNSP) 2009

State of Queensland; Queensland Health Country Resources Substance Abuse Policies Queensland 1 January 2009 Policy document prevention, substance use

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The aim of needle and syringe programs is to reduce the incidence of blood borne viruses and injection related injuries and disease.

The objective of needle and syringe programs is to increase Injection Drug Users (IDU) access to sterile injecting equipment

In addition primary needle and syringe programs also aim to:
– provide confidential access to education and resources that reduce the incidence of IRID and BBV among IDU
– facilitate and promote the safe disposal of used injecting equipment, and
– improve IDU access and referral to drug treatment programs, healthcare and other services.

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