Other Services Provided by Needle and Syringe Programs in Hungary 2011
"In 2011 a telephone survey74 was carried out among 21 NSPs, including fixed, mobile and street outreach programmes, to examine what other sterile equipments and services are provided to clients apart from syringes. Besides sterile syringes, the majority of the organisations distribute alcohol pads, condoms, filters, sterile mixing containers and ascorbic acid. The organisations also often distribute vitamins and vein protection cream to clients. (SQ23_2011_HU_01)
"81% of the organisations carry out individual risk assessment, all of them provide counselling concerning safer injection methods, and 6 organisations even supply written material on safer injecting to clients."
Drog Focuszpont (Reitox National Focal Point for Hungary), “HUNGARY: 2011 National Report to the EMCDDA - New development, trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Lisbon, Portugal: EMCDDA, 2012), p. 64.