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What is Harm Reduction?

The "Reducing Harm & Building Communities: Addressing Drug Use in the South" conference took place September 8 & 9, 2011 in Durham, NC. Several advocates were interviewed and offered insights into harm reduction and their work.
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Abby Rakosi Coulter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:52 AM

A great question and a great answer in this video. Take the 6+ minutes to watch.....it's well worth the time! 

 

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Over 4000 police sign up to support harm reduction!

Over 4000 police sign up to support harm reduction! | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Not long to go!

The United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held between the 22nd and 26th of April in (good news, over 4000 police sign up to support harm reduction!
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State set to allow heroin smoking : Views and News from Norway

State set to allow heroin smoking : Views and News from Norway | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Norway's health minister proposes new harm reduction policies to encourage switch from injecting to smoking heroin. http://t.co/3Ur4Bl8L3s
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Seven deadly sins of social media (Aus)

Seven  deadly sins of social media (Aus) | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Is social media the devil or your saviour? It all depends on how you look at it.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:00 PM

This is a great (and simple) encapsulation of the basic issues anyone should consider in using social media to promote harm reduction.

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We Can End Opiate OD Deaths | The Fix

We Can End Opiate OD Deaths | The Fix | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. Your source for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.
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Generic drug makers get green light to make Reckitt's heroin substitute (USA) | Social Media and Harm Reduction

Generic drug makers get green light to make Reckitt's heroin substitute (USA) | Social Media and Harm Reduction | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Company fears loss of profits from low-cost alternative to suboxone, which became a preferred treatment for heroin addiction in America (Generic drug makers get green light to make Reckitt's #heroin substitute (USA) |
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Harm Reduction

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I have always been suspicious of zero-tolerance; it implies intolerance as much as anything else. A thousand people crossing a bridge, are a thousand people crossing a thousand bridges... We are si...
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We are sometimes criticized, and at times rightly,...

We are sometimes criticized, and at times rightly,... | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
“We are sometimes criticized, and at times rightly, for being unable to succinctly state in a few simple sentences what harm reduction is and is not. This is understandable.
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Twitter / SanguenHepC: Harm reduction image of safer ...

Harm reduction image of safer injection sites and where to avoid! http://t.co/oJhySh8m
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Harm reduction outreach: notes from the field | Aids Alliance Blog

Harm reduction outreach: notes from the field | Aids Alliance Blog | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
RT @theaidsalliance: New blog: read about harm reduction outreach work in Ukraine, Kenya and Malaysia http://t.co/LfaEQRMw
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Portugal: Challenges of a model country with harm reduction | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media

Portugal: Challenges of a model country with harm reduction | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
The availability of syringes through the Portuguese National Program for Needle Exchange was temporarily at risk, despite the country’s reputation for having one of the most progressive European drug policies.
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Harm Reduction and the Public Good in Victoria, BC

Harm Reduction and the Public Good in Victoria, BC | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
It seems that in Canada, public meetings about harm reduction bring out the best and worst in people.
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Dr. Stephen Parkin A ‘Harm Reduction’ Response ...

Dr. Stephen Parkin A ‘Harm Reduction’ Response ... | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Part 1 Drug Related Litter Part 2 Responses to Drug Related Litter In the video the report by DEFRA is mentioned Tackling drug related litter this can be downloaded (A #HarmReduction Response to Drug Related Litter in Community Settings (video) | ...
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'This is working': Portugal, 12 years after decriminalising drugs

'This is working': Portugal, 12 years after decriminalising drugs | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Twelve years after Portugal eliminated criminal penalties for drug users, experts are pleased with the results.
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Shaun Shelly's curator insight, August 3, 5:38 AM

Portugal is leading the way in decrimanalisation - we should be following their example. The results speak for themselves.

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Billion deaths from tobacco key obstacle to global development (USA) | Social Media and Harm Reduction

Billion deaths from tobacco key obstacle to global development (USA) | Social Media and Harm Reduction | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
World's nations should make tobacco control part of their agendas if they want to develop.
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Women Who Inject Drugs

Women Who Inject Drugs | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Ellen Tuchman Ph D of NYUs Silver School of Social Work discusses her research with female injection drug users. She discusses the issue of self vs.
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Policy Briefs and Reports - Harm Reduction Coalition

Policy Briefs and Reports - Harm Reduction Coalition | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Harm Reduction Coalition advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration.
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Reckitt Benckiser faces inquiry over move to block heroin substitutes (USA) | Social Media and Harm Reduction

Reckitt Benckiser faces inquiry over move to block heroin substitutes (USA) | Social Media and Harm Reduction | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Company's exclusive right to market cheaper Suboxone tablets in the US has expired and it expects a substantial hit to profits (Reckitt Benckiser faces inquiry over move to block #heroin substitutes (USA) | http://t.co/v3NCNFENQa...
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Hand washing: spot the difference

A unique take on the importance of hand washing designed to improve injecting hygiene and reduce the toll caused by injecting site infections.
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30 Day Harm Reduction Twitter Challenge

30 Day Harm Reduction Twitter Challenge | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Late December through to the end of January is a busy time with social demands increasing and work timelines contracting.  This increased demand often results in a decrease in social media activity...
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The Global State of Harm Reduction — discrimination, stigma, misunderstanding, misinformation keep response “shockingly low” | Science Speaks: HIV & TB News

The Global State of Harm Reduction — discrimination, stigma, misunderstanding, misinformation keep response “shockingly low” | Science Speaks: HIV & TB News | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
The Global State of Harm Reduction — discrimination, stigma, misunderstanding & misinformation http://t.co/8sViB2Le via @scispeaksblog
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Freakonomics » Financial Aid for College Students With Drug Convictions

Freakonomics » Financial Aid for College Students With Drug Convictions | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
RT @SpiritEquality: How one change in student loan policy made one group of drug offenders sixty percent more likely to re offend: http://t.co/eCd0fe4f
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Because removing opportunity for edication fixes problems right....

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Latest WHO Bulletin: Focus on Harm Reduction with Illicit Drugs | Global Health Hub: news and blogosphere aggregator

Keeping up with global health & development news, blogosphere, journals, forums, events, jobs and more.
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Mandatory drug testing 'bonkers'

Mandatory drug testing 'bonkers' | Harm Reduction | Scoop.it
Professor David Nutt has said the suggestion that people should face mandatory drug testing by their employers is "bonkers". (RT @esotericPharma: Prof.
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