Harm Reduction Approach to Safe Use of Heroin

Video with Chad Sambora

A harm reduction strategy is one that has worked in other countries such as Portugal. Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.

Another way to look at it is how can you keep your loved one with addiction alive until they are ready to accept or pursue recovery. It’s a way to show you love the person who is addicted … Read more...

Harm reduction parenting

Harm reduction focuses on reducing negative consequences associated with drug misuse.

It does not attempt to minimize or ignore harm and dangers associated with drug misuse but instead accepts that drug use and addiction are conditions that are part of our culture. In short, harm reduction could be considered a shame reduction strategy because it acknowledges that the person is using and accepts that it is the way it is for now and meets drug users where they are.

The question is, could we integrate the harm-reduction ideas into a parenting style?

An example of harm reduction parenting would be … Read more...