IPSWICH health services hand out 1000 syringes a day to drug addicts -
solely for the purpose of injecting illicit intravenous drugs.
A drug expert says the figure is an indication of the seriousness of
Ipswich's heroin and speed problem, but health officials and the police
believe intravenous drug use is not on the rise.
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service dispenses the clean syringes
from Ipswich Health Plaza to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B
Labels: Australia, needle exchange