Harm Reduction

What is harm reduction?

Harm Reduction � 20 Mar, 2007

imageThe term “harm reduction” refers to policies, programmes and projects which aim to reduce the health, social and economic harms associated with the use of psychoactive substances. It is an evidence-based and cost-effective approach -…

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Reducing Harm: Treatment and Beyond

Harm Reduction � 20 Mar, 2007

imageHarm reduction is a public health philosophy that seeks to lessen the dangers that drug abuse and our drug policies cause to society. A harm reduction strategy is a comprehensive approach to drug abuse and…

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Overdose Management

Harm Reduction � 19 Mar, 2007

imageDrugs affect everyone differently. Sometimes people take too much or suffer a bad reaction. If it all goes wrong, don’t be the one who stands back helpless. In an emergency, here’s how to help.

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Safer Injection of illicit drugs

Harm Reduction � 18 Mar, 2007

imageThe images on the poster and postcards represent opportunities for initiating and developing discussions on various aspects related to taking better care of one’s veins and reducing the likelihood of disease transmission through the process…

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About Methadone

Harm Reduction � 07 Mar, 2007

imageMethadone is a rigorously well-tested medication that is safe and efficacious for the treatment of narcotic withdrawal and dependence. For more than 30 years this synthetic narcotic has been used to treat opioid addiction. Heroin…

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