Rate your Risks
The Facts about Infections
AIDS, hepatitis, tuvercolosis and other infectious diseases are found more frequently within the walls of a prison than outside. Working in a penitentiary, therefore carries a higher risk of infection. But how big exactly is this risk and what can you do to protect yourself?
This book contains the facts about infections and includes tips to prevent infections inside the prison. But also included in this book is specific information on drug use. What are the health risks of drug use and how does drug use influence the direct environment? For instance, does drug use encourage aggression?
1. Risky business
Health risks in prison
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Face the virus
1.3 The prison as breeding ground for infections
1.4 Quiz -'Rate your risks'
1.5 The flu
1.6 Hepatitis A
1.7 Hepatitis B
1.8 Hepatitis C
1.10 Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's)
1.11 Tuberculosis
1.12 Abscesses
1.13 Scabies, lice and fleas

2. Risk reduction
How to reduce health risks in prisons
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Quiz - 'Play it safe'
2.3 Step-by-step strategies

3.Happiness per milligram
The effect of drugs
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Quiz - 'What do you know about drugs'
3.3 Uppers, downers and hallucinogens
3.4 Hashish and marijuana (cannabis)
3.5 Alcohol
3.6 Cocaine, freebase and crack
3.7 Heroin and methadone
3.8 Hallucinogens
3.9 Speed
3.10 Ecstasy (XTC)
3.11 Sleeping medication and tranquillizers

4.Knocking on heaven's door
The risks of using drugs
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Quiz - 'What do you know about an overdose?'
4.3 Methods of drug use
4.4 The risks of cannabis
4.5 The risks of alcohol
4.6 The risks of cocaine
4.7 The risks of heroin
4.8 The risks of hallucinogens
4.9 The risks of speed
4.10 The risks of Ecstasy
4.11 The risks of sleeping medicines and tranquillizers


"Rate your Risks" is published withing the context of the European peer support project 'Encouragement, development and support of AIDS prevention through peer support among injecting drug users.' The production is financed by the European Commission.

Stichting Mainline, http://www.mainline.org/

Trimbos Instituut, http://www.trimbos.nl/

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