To safely partake in substances, we must identify strategies for healthy and responsible drug use. Taking precautions can reduce your risks and help you create a better relationship with drugs.
What is the Harm Reduction Perspective?
Harm reduction is an alternative to the all-or-nothing abstinence approach of standard drug treatments. This perspective supports individuals in the goals they wish to pursue, whether that be decreasing substance use or learning coping strategies to handle triggering situations.
The harm reduction philosophy tailors treatment to an individual’s unique needs so that they can learn strategies for healthy and responsible drug use.