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Government announces it will provide foil to drug users - NAT comment.

Friday, July 5, 2013

NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes the news that the Government will now be providing foil for drug users through drug treatment services.

Foil can be used to inhale heroin rather than injecting, thus removing the chance of sharing needles and of passing on blood-borne viruses such as HIV.   

The provision of foil as part of a drugs harm reduction package is something that NAT has argued for since 2010 and it is good to see the Government taking on board our recommendation.

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