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Support. Don't Punish.

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A global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms that are being caused by the criminalisation of people who use drugs.
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Hackers As A High-Risk Population [29c3]

Hackers As A High-Risk Population Harm Reduction Methodology Hackers are a high-risk population. This talk will provide hackers with tools to reduce the risk...
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Home | Harm Reduction International

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Promoting a world in which drug laws, policies and practices that promote health, dignity and human rights
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Vancouver's Harm Reduction Approach Is Working | The Fix

Vancouver's Harm Reduction Approach Is Working | The Fix | Harm reduction | Scoop.it
A 15-year study shows that fewer people use and inject drugs since the city adopted a public health approach and opened a safe injection site.
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Harm reduction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Harm reduction (less commonly known as harm minimization) is a term that applies to a range of public health policies that are designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with various human behaviors, some of which are illegal. Harm reduction policies are used to manage behaviors such as recreational drug use and sex work (or prostitution) in numerous settings that range from services through to geographical regions. Critics of harm reduction typically believe that tolerating risky or illegal behaviour sends a message to the community that such behaviours are acceptable and that some of the actions proposed by proponents of harm reduction do not reduce harm over the long term.[1][2]

In the case of recreational drug use, harm reduction is put forward as a useful perspective alongside the more conventional approaches of demand and supply reduction.[3] Many advocates argue that prohibitionist laws criminalise people for suffering from a disease and cause harm, for example by obliging drug addicts to obtain drugs of unknown purity from unreliable criminal sources at high prices, increasing the risk of overdose and death.[4]

Providing medical prescriptions for pharmaceutical heroin (diacetylmorphine) to heroin-dependent people has been employed in some countries to address problems associated with the illicit use of the drug, as potential benefits exist for the individual and broader society. Evidence has indicated that this form of treatment can greatly improve the health and social circumstances of participants, while also reducing costs incurred by criminalisation, incarceration and health interventions.[5][6]

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Hackers and Harm Reduction / 29c3 / CCC

Harm reduction methodology: An examination of hackers as an at-risk population (internal and external factors), ideas for applying harm reduction to reduce harm
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Support. Don't Punish. campaign launches report | Harm Reduction International

Support. Don't Punish. campaign launches report | Harm Reduction International | Harm reduction | Scoop.it
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