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    Harm Reduction Essay

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    Harm Reduction: Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs) What is harm reduction? Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs ("Principles of Harm Reduction"). Due to the harm that injecting drug use is causing on the spread of disease, we must have this needle exchange program to lower the odds of the spread. Common diseases spread through intravenous users are HIV, hepatitis B and, hepatitis C. West Virginia is having a huge heroin epidemic and needle exchange programs are popping up in hopes to help lessen the diseases spread among users. The…

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    character, does so. He’d already killed two of his brothers, the third shouldn’t be a problem. “Before you kill me please let me hug you. One last time…” Phillip says stepping forward. “I am sorry Phillip, but this must happen.” James says face to face with his brother. They hug tightly. Phillips right hand stays in his pocket through the hug. As the two pull away Phillip takes the sewing needle and plunges it into James’ chest poking his heart. Phillip then pulls the needle back through and…

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    Medical/Lab Weaponry Proficiency The ability to use medical/lab instruments as weapons.Users are able to demonstrate unique aptitude for the way of medical/lab weaponry (sutures, saws, hypodermic needle etc...). The user may also be capable in science/surgical/healing-based abilities as well.Chemical Manipulations.Drug Usage.Medicine Creation.Mutilation.Paralyze opponents with a hypodermic needle with drugs.Slice their enemies with sharp tools.Syringe Proficiency.The power to have innate…

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    opening needle exchange programs. The introduction of needle exchange programs was the first Irish policy that explicitly advocated harm reduction interventions that were aimed at reducing HIV behavior without necessarily reducing illicit drug use (Cox, Cassin, Lawless & Geoghegan, 2000). The needle exchange programs are helpful to injecting drug users because they provide them with opportunities to not only exchange their contaminated needles for sterile needles, but they also provide them…

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    If the time differ from the ordered time, document the reason for the delay. Also, if the client refuses the medication or if a condition prevents the medication from being given, document that as well. (773) 3. List factors that influence the selection of the syringe size and type, the needle length and gauge. Select the syringe according to the type of medication you are giving and the location the medicine is being delivered, for instance utilizing an insulin syringe to administer insulin.…

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    Drug Abuse Essay

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    being scarce, many resort to sharing needles in order to get high causing a spread in viral diseases and causing the government to spend countless amounts of money for their treatment. To circumvent the issue, the United States…

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    This connotes the narrator and her story and the way that she is controlled by the traditions (‘patterns’) of society and that is why she is obeying her husband. Nevertheless, eventually these ‘patterns’ (traditions) begin to ‘move’ as the woman ‘shakes’ it which implants into the narrators subconscious the new idea that she too can escape, injecting a more ambitious attitude and that she too shake out of the holds of tradition within the gender power struggles (Hypodermic Needle…

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    Theories Of Media Violence

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    were independent and did not socialized with others when they interacted with certain forms of media. The dangers of propaganda and other media messages causing people to act and think in certain ways came to light in this era (Butsch, 2014). The Hypodermic Needle Theory neglects to mention the impact of human agency on the views and effects of the media. The individuals are perceived to be passive because they do not question or oppose the messages and opinions that are presented through the…

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    Written Assignment on Need Exchange and Methadone Maintenance Programs Dr. Hall Student Name: Savannah Delgado This assignment is due in hard copy format the first class period. Review some literature pertaining to Needle Exchange Programs and Methadone Maintenance programs. You may use the library, internet, peer reviewed literature, brochures, or other resources, and answer the 7 questions below. - Please download this document onto your desktop, type in your answers, and print out the…

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    increased transmission occurring among injection drug users, primarily those under the age of thirty (Zibbell et al, 2015). Needle exchange programs have been used as a preventative strategy for reductions in HIV/Hepatitis C transmission among injection drug users. This case study will examine and compare three communities in regards to their practices, successes, and barriers to decreasing HIV/Hepatitis C transmission. Needle exchange is the process of providing clean needles in exchange for…

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