Safe-Injection Proposal

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December 10, 2012 Mr. Stuart Gitlow President American Society Of Addiction Medicine 4601 N. Park Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Dear Mr. Gitlow First and foremost I would like to thank you for attending my presentation on November 26, 2013 at Rutgers University. Attached is my proposal for New Hope: Safe-Injection Facility. In this proposal I have elaborated on the points previously covered in my presentation to illustrate the invaluable benefits and opportunity that lies in the opening of a safe-injection facility in Newwark, New Jersey. The New Hope facility will address the ever-growing problem of the Illicit use of injected drugs which is linked with high rates of crime, HIV infection and fatal overdose, as well as community…show more content…
Malfunction of these circuits can lead to characteristic biological, psychological, social malfunction. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and high-risk behaviors. Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, lack of behavioral control, craving, decreased recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Much like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery treatment, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. The inherit problem with substance abuse is its relentless progression for those who become addicted. A progression that in most cases leads to one of three places: jail, institutions, or death. In between these outcomes the nature of addiction causes harm on society as a whole. Social neglect and criminal behavior are frequent companions of substance abuse. Addicts characteristically tend to leave certain values second-string such as work, relationships, and everyday…show more content…
This reference was important to help the understanding of harm-reduction strategies and how they are implemented. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (2011) This article is a general publication. It briefly descirbes how the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority operates. This was important in relation to finding funding for my proposal. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (2010) This is a general publication. It briefly describes the benefits and opportunities brought from safe-injection facilities. This reference was important on helping define my problem and opportunity. Wood E, Stoltz JA, Li K, Montaner J, Kerr T. The cause of the Australian heroin shortage: time to reconsider. Addiction 2006; 101: 623-625. Britich Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Insite preventing overdose deaths, reducing, hospital visits. (2011) This reference is a published journal. This article describes the linkage of the drug trade throughout the world and how markets can effect one another. This article helped clarify a global problem within the spread of

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