Understanding and responding to steroid use
New research reveals trends in steroid use in Australia & gaps in knowledge about illicit steroid use.
From Dovetail QLD;
The National Drug Research Institute and Monash University have published the outcomes of a national consultation around steroid use, titled "Understanding and responding to the rise of steroid injecting in Australia". The authors found that there are significant gaps in knowledge about steroid use, as well as a lack of integration of harm reduction messages. The authors also found that there have been some recent policy, legal and regulatory responses to steroid use which have been implemented too hastily, without an evidence base and that some of these policy responses may in fact increase harms to people who use steroids.
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