Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is based on the idea that some improvement is better than no improvement. Not every individual will be willing to consider abstinence, but it would be considered unethical to just leave such people to their own devices. Harm reduction can include such strategies as methadone clinics and needle exchange programs. These harm reduction efforts can help the individual reach a point in their life where they will consider complete abstinence.

Michelle Amerman
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