This week on Century of Lies: Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Harm Reduction. On this edition of Century, part two of a conversation with Doctor Tim Piatkowski, a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, who has been doing some groundbreaking work regarding harm reduction and the community of people who use image and performance enhancing drugs. Plus we talk with Haven Wheelock, MPH, Harm Reduction Services Manager at Outside In and one of the co-authors of an article published September 27 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry entitled “One-Year Association of Drug Possession Law Change With Fatal Drug Overdose in Oregon and Washington.”
This week on Century of Lies: Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs. Performance and image enhancing drugs, or PIEDS, include substances like anabolic-androgenic steroids, human growth hormone, trenbolone, insulin, and many others. The market in PIEDS is sizable and growing, and their use presents unique challenges. To learn more we hear from Doctor Tim Piatkowski, a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University, who appeared at a recent event entitled Redefining Harm Reduction and Rethinking Policy for Performance and Image Enhancing Drug Consumers that was hosted by Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.