September 19, 2014

Health Clinics Offering Harm Reduction Services for Steroid Users

Scotland now has two health clinics specifically for users of anabolic steroids. Several new health clinics offering harm reduction services for steroid users have opened in recent years in response to the increasing number of steroid users seeking supplies at national needle exchange programs in the United Kingdom. The number of steroids users entering some clinics has outnumbered those with addictions to narcotics.

Unlike the United States where the personal use of steroids is criminalized, the United Kingdom has medicalized the issue of steroid use and abuse. The government focuses on steroid education and harm reduction rather than incarceration. [Read more...]