1. Human Enhancement Drugs Information Pamphlet
The Human Enhancement Drugs Information Pamphlet includes a short overview of all 6 types of human enhancement drugs (HEDs):
1. ‘Muscle drugs’ (e.g., steroids)
2. Weight-loss drugs (e.g., ephedrine)
3. Image-enhancing drugs (e.g., skin-lightening products)
4. ‘Sex drugs’ and aphrodisiacs (e.g., viagra)
5. Cognitive enhancers (e.g., Ritalin)
6. Drugs taken to improve mood and social behaviour (e.g., Diazepam)
Design by Britt Hermans: https://lnkd.in/eU33BB4
2. Information Postcard Anabolic Steroids
Linnell Publications is a social enterprise set up to improve the harm reduction response to drug use by developing innovative quality products, publications, and films for drug services, needle exchanges, and injecting drug users, and providing employment and training opportunities for drug users.
They also produced an information postcard on safer anabolic steroid use, advice on reducing the risk of injecting into muscle, and side effects.
This updated 2nd edition of the card, published in March 2016, provides information about the effects of steroids. Includes tips on safer injecting technique.
Make sure to also check out there other information regarding steroids, for example, the Guide To Steroids.
3. SIED Educational Toolkit for Young People (11-16 years)
4. Nine Zero Five
You can find more information on Nine Zero Five and their workshops/training sessions HERE.
5. Linnell Communications
Linnell Communications is a business established by Michael Linnell in 2014. It provides:
- Consultancy services on drug (including steroids), alcohol and public health research and communications;
- Consultancy services on establishing and maintaining local drug early warning systems;
- Information product design for drugs (including steroids), alcohol and public health campaigns;
- Bespoke design and illustrations services
Linnell Communications has also produced a range of visuals regarding steroids and other image enhancing drugs. You can access them HERE.
6. SSAC’s PIEDs Portal
The SSAC’s PIEDs portal aims to offer a dedicated publicly accessible research resource presenting project findings and other relevant material for interested researchers, health practitioners, policymakers and consumers. It also aims to support and allow people who use PIEDs to anonymously access information.
The PIEDs portal aims to inform public discussions of image and performance-enhancing drug use, to counter stigmatising misconceptions, to promote understanding and to better equip the health workforce to respond effectively.
You can find more information about the PIEDs portal HERE.
For further information about the portal or the project to which it’s linked, please contact project coordinator Dr Renae Fomiatti: [email protected]
7. IPED Info
Over the last few decades, the use of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) has become more widespread. Alongside this increase in use, there has been an associated rise in the number of reported infections and complications associated with IPED use.
This website and supporting resources, developed by Public Health Wales, in conjunction with partners at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to provide reliable and evidence based information and advice to reduce the harms associated with the use of IPEDs.
Public Health Wales is an NHS organisation providing professionally independent public health advice and services to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the population.
You can access the website HERE.
An example of the material they provide:
8. Exchange Supplies
Exchange Supplies is a unique social enterprise working to improve the harm reduction response to drug use by developing products and information for injecting drug users, drug services, and needle exchanges, including regarding anabolic-androgenic steroids and other performance and image enhancing drugs.
You can find more information HERE (simply type “steroids” in their search tab).
The Practitioner’s guide to steroids – poster is an example of the material Exchange Supplies produces.