Ciarán J. Jennings, Re-establishing Contact: A profile of clients attending the Health Promotion Unit - Needle Exchange at Merchants Quay Ireland, 2013.
The present study was commissioned by, and conducted within, Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI). Within the spectrum of facilities offered in Dublin, MQI Open Access provides frontline homeless and drug services. A cornerstone of the open access drug service is the Health Promotion Unit - Needle Exchange. The main objectives of the Health Promotion Unit are concerned with minimising the harms associated with drug use and educating drug users on the potential risks. The primary aim of the present study was to gain an up-to-date profile of the clients accessing the Health Promotion Unit with a view to providing an informed platform for service provision.