Health Care Services

An overview of UK healthcare agencies that include services for steroid users can be found HERE.

Please contact us if you are aware of other healthcare organisations that offer services to steroid and other image enhancing drug users.

Website Country General information
www.dch.org.au Australia, Melbourne Metropolitan and Regional Victoria

 

This needle and syringe program (NSP) offers the ‘Steroid Education Program’. The Steroid Education Program is a statewide program and continues to see clients across metropolitan Melbourne and key regional areas. This program employs a Steroid Educator to make contact with steroid users offering clients clean injecting equipment, health information and referrals to other services. The Steroid Educator also conducts health information forums to other health professionals across the community health sector.
www.quihn.org

www.liveslivedwell.org.au

Australia, Queensland Queenslanders Injectors Health Network and Lives Lived Well both provide a variety of health services to illicit drug users (including steroid users) throughout Queensland.
www.inef.ie Ireland The Irish Needle Exchange Forum website exists to actively develop, support, and sustain a network of high quality, comprehensive needle exchange and other harm reduction services across Ireland. INEF developed the SMART method for strength and conditioning. It describes general fundamental elements of nutrition and training required for safe and effective muscle building, and includes information on performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs).
www.kg.nl Netherlands An ‘steroid clinic’ has existed in the Netherlands since 2010. This clinic is located at the Kennemer Gasthuis hospital in Haarlem. The Steroid Clinic is founded by endocrinologist Dr. Pim de Ronde. The clinic focuses on investigating and treating the symptoms of users and ex-users.
http://www.internetpillen.nl Netherlands This website gives information on dangers of ordering medicine online, and provides tips on how to order safely.

 

www.infodrog.ch Switzerland While there is no specific health care service for HED users, Infodrog, the Swiss Office for the Coordination of Addiction Facilities, provides an overview of various types of health care services for drug users. It promotes and supports the diversity, accessibility, networking, and quality of the various treatment, counseling and harm reduction services. The governing body of Infodrog is the Swiss Health Foundation RADIX.
www.ipedinfo.co.uk United Kingdom This website is developed by Public Health Wales, in conjunction with partners at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, and aims to provide reliable and evidence based information and advice to reduce the harms associated with the use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs).
Flemen, K. (2011). Performance enhancing drugs: resource pack 2011. UK: KFx. United Kingdom This resource pack was written by Kevin Flemen. The provided information is particularly concerned with the use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) and other performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) that are often used in combination with steroids.
www.hedresearchtraining.com United Kingdom Martin Chandler is a freelance researcher in human enhancement drugs (HEDs) and has delivered training for healthcare professionals and others in this field for the past eight years. He provides bespoke training to professionals, engaged in work related to the use of human enhancement drugs within the general population. The training is designed to provide clarity around the key issues associated with the use of these drugs and can be tailored to meet the needs of any group.