Injecting drug use is a major public health problem worldwide and is associated with extremely high rates of mortality and morbidity. In this lecture, we examine the major blood-borne viruses associated with injecting drug use, soft-tissue infections, vascular pathology, and the effects of injecting upon the major organ system. 

‘Drugs and the Body’ is a nine-part video series being released in 2023 by NDARC featuring Professor Shane Darke. The video series will be covering material found in the following books The Clinician‘s Guide to Illicit Drugs and Health  and The Pocket Guide to Drugs and Health, Co-Authored by NDARC’s Director, Professor Michael Farrell, Professor Shane Darke, and Associate Professor Julia Lappin.