Recommendation ID
Do needle and syringe programmes have any unintended consequences: Do they increase the uptake, frequency and length of injecting drug use? Does the provision of disposal facilities (for example, drop-boxes) affect the amount of drug-related litter in an area? Do they have a negative impact on the local community, for example, in terms of crime rates or the fear of crime?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Needle and syringe programmes
Date issued
March 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 23/05/2014