Harm Reduction Approach

The Harm Reduction Approach To Treatment

  Harm reduction is an approach to treating addiction that focuses on keeping addicts safe and minimizing death, disease and injury associated with higher risk addictive behavior, while recognizing that the behavior may continue despite the risks. At the conceptual level, harm reduction maintains a value neutral and humanistic view of drug use and the drug user. It focuses on the harms from drug use rather than on the use itself. It does not insist on or object to abstinence and acknowledges the active role of the drug user in harm reduction programs. At the practical level, the aim of harm reduction is to reduce the more immediate harmful consequences… Read More

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Understanding & Talking To Someone About Getting Help

Understanding & Talking To Someone About Getting Help

Understanding & Talking To Someone About Getting Help No one wants to be addicted, it comes from a root cause, there’s a root problem here. You really have to get to that root problem or it’s just gonna keep coming back. Say I hurt my back at work and go to the doctor, instantly I get four prescriptions, so that’s kind of where the addiction starts. I take lots of them, three times a day and at first it’s great. So eventually after three months, I need them, it wasn’t “Oh,it makes me feel better. ” I’m running from being sick at that point. I keep telling myself it’s okay… Read More

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