Tag Archives: drugs

Hong Kong Harm Reduction

The following article is by Judy Chang [AHRN] who interviewed me to contribute information on Hong Kong’s harm reduction situation. Hong Kong is a study in contrasts. A city of multiple personalities, it has managed to absorb people and cultural influences from around the world. The rich live, work and play in uncomfortably close proximity […]

Continue Reading

Near Miss on Hau Fook Street

This is an account written by Andy in which he describes his experience of ‘going over’ [overdosing] on heroin in Hong Kong. Names and other identifiers have been changed to protect the anonymity of the guest writer and acquaintances. All other details are true. “Andy! Andy!” the urgency in the voice was as clear as […]

Continue Reading

Hepatitis C: Hong Kong 2011

This article has been written to coincide with World Hepatitis Day [July 28th] with the aim of raising awareness of the Hepatitis C virus [HCV, C型肝炎] that has chronically infected 2-3% [130–170 million people] of the world’s population and claims more than 350,000 people to HCV-related liver diseases each year [WHO 2011]. In 1990, HCV […]

Continue Reading

Video Resources

A selection of videos have been added to the resources section. These include videos for use by drugs workers and educators as well as a range of media reports on drug issues in Hong Kong and the Asia region. View the videos in the resources section

Continue Reading

Indonesia: Stories of HIV & Harm Reduction

Like most of his co-workers, Hadi used to be a heroin addict. He is also HIV positive. ‘A Cleaner Fix’ is an award winning* documentary produced by IRIN that follows Hadi and his peers who distribute sterile syringes to drug users for a needle exchange programme. This short film, that is available for viewing below, […]

Continue Reading

Recovery Position Video

‘Recovery‘ is an innovative video that shows how to put someone who is unconscious and breathing in the recovery position. Overdose deaths are both predictable and preventable and this video aims to make a difference by improving the response to overdose by drug users, their relatives and treatment services. This video is produced by Exchange […]

Continue Reading

What’s So Special About K仔?

Ketamine [K仔] was almost unheard of in Hong Kong about a decade ago.  However, K仔 [pronounced: ‘K Jai’] has now taken over as the most popular recreational drug* as well as catching the public’s attention after the tragic deaths of a small number of young people were widely reported in the Hong Kong media. The […]

Continue Reading

Doctoral Research

Doctoral research (PhD) is underway with the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Manchester. The aim of this research is to capture the experiences of ethnic minority (non-native Chinese) injecting drug users in accessing injecting equipment within Hong Kong. A primary objective is to investigate the micro-settings and mechanisms for access and to gain […]

Continue Reading

Professional Training Courses

Bookings for Professional Training Courses [專業訓練] to be delivered in Hong Kong during 2011/12 are currently being taken.  A range of training courses are available that are specifically designed to enhance the skills of workers who work with those who use or are at risk of misusing drugs/alcohol. Lloyd has delivered training courses to a wide […]

Continue Reading