Publications

The CDPE adheres to the highest standards of peer-reviewed scientific research and all research products are externally peer-reviewed by scientists or via leading scientific journals.

Published: July 1, 2020 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

Given the prevalence and harms of incarceration among persons who inject drugs (PWID) and their role in injection drug use initiation, this study aimed to investigate whether recent incarceration influences the likelihood PWID assist others in their first-ever injection.

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Published: March 27, 2020

This commentary explores the current state of policy and practice for diacetylmorphine and hydromorphone as opioid substitution options in Canada, outlines the rationale for rapid expansion of access, and highlights clinical and policy changes that must be undertaken or the death toll will continue to rise.

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Published: January 28, 2020 as part of Toronto’s Drug Checking Service

As a harm reduction intervention available in Europe since the 1990s, DCS provide information on the composition of drugs to their clients in order to facilitate more informed drug-related decision-making and to increase the capacity of individuals to avoid ingesting unanticipated toxic substances, which can lead to overdose and death.

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Published: August 2018 as part of Integrated Supervised Injection Services Evaluation in Toronto, Ontario

This commentary emphasizes the need for research on supervised injection services to move from asking whether such services are effective to asking whether, how, and under what conditions their benefits can be maximized.

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Published: February 2018 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This study examines the social networks and structural contexts linked with assisting others in initiating injection drug use.

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Published: January 2018 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines the risk factors for injection drug use initiation that are associated with migration.

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Published: January 2018 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines the influence of involuntary drug treatment (IDT) on non‐fatal overdose among people who inject drugs (PWID).

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Published: January 2018 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines the influence that law enforcement interactions have on the reporting of people who inject drugs (PWID) of assisting others with injection initiation.

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Published: November 2017 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This study examines the role of people who inject drugs (PWID) in facilitating the entry of others into injection initiation in settings characterized by cross-border migration that are associated with a unique risk environment.

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Published: September 2017 as part of Systematic Reviews on Drug Policy

This study reviews the existing literature on the influence of socio-structural contexts on injection drug use initiation.

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