Author Archives: Erin

About Erin

Freelance writer and journalist for the global drug user press

Au Revior Annie Madden; Activist Par Excellence

Annie Madden, Executive Officer of the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) has announced her resignation from her role at AIVL after 16 years leading the organisation.  Annie has made the decision for personal reasons and is looking … Continue reading

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Prepared for PrEP? More food for thought

PrEP?! Not another acronym! Help! PrEP stands for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (- Not the similar sounding PEP, which is Post Exposure Prophylaxis). Keep reading, all will be made clear. This is one of the latest HIV subjects on the table … Continue reading

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Treatment as Prevention? Or get to the back of the queue!

Direct-acting anti-viral (DAAs) therapies have changed the hepatitis C landscape.Rather than ‘can we cure?’, the question is now ‘who should we cure first?’ Continue reading

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Sister Morphine, Mother Methadone

Guest blog: Thank you to our guest blogger this month, who has given us, incredibly in just under 600 words, an engaging, intimate yet candid reveal of over 38 years of a life entwined with heroin. A small yet perfectly formed … Continue reading

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The Netherlands – Coffee Anyone?

Get up to date on the goings on In The Netherland’s Coffee Shop world and check out Drug Reporters new short Film: Continue reading

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