What are drug addicts looking for in treatment; abstinence or harm reduction? In this research we looked at drug users’ aspirations from treatment and consider whether addicts are looking to treatment to ‘reduce’ their risk behavior or to become ‘abstinent’ from their drug use. The research is based on interviews using a core schedule with …∞
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Image via Wikipedia From a long career in alcohol and drug treatment services, this author has first-hand experience in the practice of harm reduction and the consequences of applying it – which are not always positive. This author suggests ways of bringing greater clarity to the whole arena. The abandonment of abstinence as a goal …∞
I, along with many, many others who have at one time been through the ‘harm reduction’ method, found that it only brought us right back to our ‘drug of choice’.
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