Syringe Service Programs for Persons Who Inject Drugs in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas - United States, 2013
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.
Don C. Des Jarlais, Ann Nugent, Alisa Solberg, et al.
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(48), 1337-41
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Illicit drug use · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention