[HARMRED] Canadian Pilot Project Will Distribute Clean, Unused Crack Pipes to Drug Users
markkinzly at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 4 08:03:48 CDT 2011
At least here Monte the folks either use a straight shooter or a nip bottle. Mathew Southwell has put together a really good breakdown of ash less nip bottles that if folks want the information on I am more than happy to send along.
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From: Monte Levine <montelevine at gmail.com>
To: Mark Kinzly <markkinzly at yahoo.com>
Cc: Harm Reduction Forum <harmred at drcnet.org>; "crackcheck at googlegroups.com" <crackcheck at googlegroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [HARMRED] Canadian Pilot Project Will Distribute Clean, Unused Crack Pipes to Drug Users
The pipes in the picture look more like pipes for smoking methamphetamine rather than crack. The crack pipes i see used out here are simple tubes of glass packed with some "chore boy" pot scrubbers. The crack is melted into the scrubber and then vaporized. Using these pipes with a large bubble at the end, one melts the meth and then heats it until it vaporizes to inhale.
Do people use these bubble ended pipes for smoking crack too?
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Mark Kinzly <markkinzly at yahoo.com> wrote:
Canadian Pilot Project Will Distribute Clean, Unused Crack Pipes to Drug Users
>Health officials in Vancouver, Canada have announced a
pilot project to distribute clean, unused crack pipes to drug users
later this year, as part of a “harm reduction” program to reduce spread
of disease. The program is also designed to increase interaction between drug users, health care workers and social workers, CBC News reports.
>Currently, some crack users make their own pipes from bottles, cans
or hollow car antennas, according to the news report. Many share pipes,
increasing the risk of spreading disease. Vancouver now gives out clean
mouth pieces for crack pipes, but does not distribute the pipes
>CBC News reports that local health authorities in several other
Canadian cities, including Calgary and Winnipeg, hand out crack pipes.
>In April, a study found a government-sanctioned facility in Canada, that medically supervises the injection of illegal drugs, has reduced fatal overdoses. The facility, called Insite, provides clean needles to heroin and
cocaine users, who inject themselves with their own drugs while they are supervised by a nurse. The study found that Insite reduced drug
overdose deaths by 35 percent in a neighborhood that has one of Canada’s highest rates of drug addiction.
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