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Syringe Service Programs for Persons Who Inject Drugs in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas - United States, 2013

Description
Describes characteristics of syringe service programs in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Includes information on program size, number of syringes exchanged, total funding, and whether public funding supports the program. Discusses the increase in opiate overdoses and prescription opiate use in rural areas and concerns related to the availability of syringe exchange programs in these areas.
Author(s)
Don C. Des Jarlais, Ann Nugent, Alisa Solberg, et al.
Location
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(48), 1337-41
Date
12/2015
Type
Document
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention