This publication is an important resource for young people and adults who may be contemplating using, or are already using PEDs.
Needle and syringe programmes have reported rapidly increasing numbers of steroid and performance-enhancing drug (PED) users attending their services.
Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the NICE Centre for Public Health, recently stated: “Since we last published our guideline on needle and syringe programmes in 2009, we've seen an increase in the use of image and performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids. We've also heard anecdotal evidence that more teenagers are injecting these image and performance enhancing drugs too. We're updating our guideline to make sure all of these groups of people are considered in the planning and delivery of needle and syringe programmes.
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