BCHS Encouraging Government Drug-Checking Services

October 24, 2023 9:10 am in by
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Bendigo Community Health Services is one of over 70 organisations urging the State Government to implement drug-checking services.

The service allows people to find out what’s in their drugs, whilst also discussing their drug use in a meeting with a healthcare worker.

The call is in response to a surge in fatal overdoses of novel psychoactive substances, which can mimic other drugs but are often more harmful.

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Drug checking services are currently running in the ACT, with Queensland to launch services next year.