• Increasing access to naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of a lethal opioid overdose, without policy restrictions is a vital harm reduction intervention to combat drug-related mortality. (avert.org)
  • The 12th National Harm Reduction Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA, October 18-21, 2018. (idpc.net)
  • This way every opioid user can benefit from harm reduction and better health right now - not just when they achieve some optimal state of motivation and readiness for abstinence. (choosehelp.com)
  • Public Health is addressing the opioid epidemic as we would any other health issue-working with partners to prevent overdoses, increasing access to treatment, and providing harm reduction services to reduce the health impacts for people with substance use disorder. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Launched in 2004 under the editorship of Prof Ernest Drucker, Harm Reduction Journal has been at the forefront of publishing high quality peer-reviewed research on the harm reduction approach to drugs and addiction. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Buprenorphine, one of several drugs now commonly used to help get people off heroin and other opioids, does a lot to reduce the potential harm of drug addiction. (drugrehabreferral.com)
  • If heroin addicts don't have access to a long-term residential drug addiction treatment center they sometimes turn to solutions that simply reduce the potential harm caused by the addiction. (drugrehabreferral.com)
  • But it does reduce the harm to both the addict and others, it exposes heroin addicts to people who they might never be in contact with otherwise who will try to guide them into the treatment that will end their addiction, and it reduces health care and other costs for the city. (drugrehabreferral.com)
  • Turnbull, vice-dean of education at the University of Ottawa, says the theory is that serving safe drinks in a safe environment helps moderate the addiction and lessens the harm alcoholics face daily on the streets. (cmaj.ca)
  • This two-hour webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior. (idpc.net)
  • Exchanging experiences and knowledge among decision makers and harm reduction professionals working in similar, difficult environments is often as useful as presenting best practices from Western countries. (drogriporter.hu)
  • I frequently read articles about harm reduction programs in Vancouver, B.C. They have more than most cities in North America - safe injections sites, methadone programs, naloxone - and in some cases they were the first in North America to have them. (drugrehabreferral.com)
  • The novel approach is similar to the harm-reduction method used at methadone clinics. (cmaj.ca)
  • Given the preventable ongoing harms experienced by people who use drugs, we need HRJ ! (biomedcentral.com)
  • The contrast is stark if you attend a harm reduction conference in the US, where harm reduction is still an underground movement challenging the status quo of the mainstream abstinence culture and tough-on-drugs policies. (drogriporter.hu)
  • 8. Promoting Harm Reduction Personal Strategies by Means of Drugs Checking: Its Use in CAARUD. (iste.co.uk)
  • A version of the Steps towards Harm Reduction section of this report was provided to people and organisations with expertise or interest in the area of drugs policy and drugs law, together with a questionnaire (see Appendix 2) seeking comments on the paper. (druglibrary.org)
  • Counterproductive and contrary to principles of harm minimisation and National Drugs Strategy to criminalise users. (druglibrary.org)
  • Harm Reduction Journal is a peer-reviewed online-only medical journal covering harm reduction with respect to the use of psychoactive drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through all these years, we have been traveling a lot across the world, visiting harm reduction sites and interviewing hundreds of harm reduction activists, professionals, and decision makers in various countries. (drogriporter.hu)
  • Cost Savings from Syringe Exchange in Australia:"In Australia the [Needle and Syringe] Program is the single most important and cost-effective strategy in reducing drug-related harms among IDUs. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • How cultural attitudes, the political environment, and donor expectations shape harm reduction - and how they can divert it from its original mission as a movement. (drogriporter.hu)
  • Sir, - The publication by the HSE of "harm reduction guidelines" for cocaine users represents an acceptance that illegal cocaine use is endemic in our society (" HSE issues 'harm reduction' guidelines on cocaine use ", July 18th). (irishtimes.com)
  • During December 2009 - June 2012, the WHO/Europe HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral hepatitis (HSV) programme carried out several activities to scale up access to high quality harm reduction, treatment and care for injecting drug users (IDUs) in the WHO European Region. (who.int)
  • Applying the harm reduction mantra 'meeting users where they are at' can be difficult with methamphetamine users, whose exact 'at' points are either hidden beneath layers of distrust or are constantly shifting in waves of drug-induced impulsivity. (thebodypro.com)
  • The most basic harm reduction message for users addresses essential human needs: eat, drink water, and sleep. (thebodypro.com)
  • Lastly, commonly shared beliefs among users can contribute to risk taking and harm. (thebodypro.com)
  • Basically then, if you support abstinence as the optimal goal , you should support harm reduction as a great vehicle for helping addicts get there. (choosehelp.com)
  • It is important to note that almost all respondents support some change, as one of the findings of this process is that views are polarised on the points contained in the Steps Towards Harm Reduction. (druglibrary.org)
  • We can identify some main factors shaping and framing harm reduction. (drogriporter.hu)
  • So if you (or someone you care about) use heroin, delve into the following harm reduction ideas and consider making a few simple changes to safeguard health and well-being. (choosehelp.com)
  • Since some adolescents are going to have sex, a harm-reductionist approach supports a sexual education which emphasizes the use of protective devices like condoms and dental dams to protect against unwanted pregnancy and the transmission of STIs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Harm reduction programs, in which health workers work to reduce dangerous behaviors with both education and materials as near in time and space as possible to those behaviors, still get opposition in health departments. (kottke.org)
  • Harm reduction programs tend to be evidence-based and science-driven . (choosehelp.com)
  • Webinar by Dr. Sharon Stancliff, Harm Reduction Coalition's Medical Director to the Physicians' Research Network on supervised injection facilities. (harmreduction.org)
  • The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) were key collaborating partners within the project. (who.int)
  • The pursuit of the dream of a drug-free society leads to executions, murders, mass imprisonment and other human rights abuses - we cannot ignore the broader, international context of drug policy related harms. (drogriporter.hu)
  • Hundreds of videos on drug policy, harm reduction and human rights for streaming and download! (drogriporter.hu)
  • Russian language videos on drug policy, harm reduction and human rights. (drogriporter.hu)
  • If you attend a harm reduction conference in Europe you will meet social workers, public health pundits, and law enforcement officials discussing research findings, grant systems, and professional protocols. (drogriporter.hu)
  • Ruth Dreifuss, the former president of Switzerland made a speech at the opening session of the International Harm Reduction Conference. (drogriporter.hu)
  • Issues of dependency could be more easily addressed and the transmission of blood borne viruses could be more efficiently reduced by taking the Steps Towards Harm Reduction. (druglibrary.org)
  • It is affiliated with both Harm Reduction International and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. (wikipedia.org)
  • But statistical data in itself is far from sufficient to have a real insight into how harm reduction works as a movement, how is it embedded into the local political and cultural context, and how it affects the lives of individuals and communities. (drogriporter.hu)
  • The result is an innovative harm-reduction program, Hope Recovery Stage 2. (cmaj.ca)
  • Seaton House medical director Tomislav Svoboda is writing his PhD thesis on the cost-effectiveness of the harm-reduction program there. (cmaj.ca)
  • 7. Socio-anthropological Contributions to the Senegalese Harm Reduction Program. (iste.co.uk)
  • Furthermore, it is a mobile unit and will be able to assist them at Shambhala Music Festival with their cutting edge harm reduction service delivery. (gofundme.com)
  • This article discusses how service delivery and counseling might be structured to further harm reduction goals for people who use methamphetamine. (thebodypro.com)
  • Shambhala prides itself on their model of 'full spectrum harm reduction' service delivery. (gofundme.com)
  • If we try going in full force with our community partners, to do risk reduction, maybe we could get a handle on this epidemic. (kottke.org)