What you need to know about Harm Reduction:
- Substance Abuse Isn’t Going Away: Instead of focusing exclusively on eliminating the drug and alcohol abuse, harm reduction seeks to reduce the harms associated with this use.
- Harm Reduction = Start Where You Are: You rarely have to make a sudden dramatic change to get started with harm reduction (like quit entirely) it’s more about making small changes that may one day add up to something great.
- The Right of Self Determination: Everyone has the right to decide how they want to live their own life and everyone deserves the same basic human rights, whether they use drugs or not.
Use Cocaine? 36 Harm Reduction Tips to Try
Whether you’re cocaine dependent or a recreational user, harm reduction makes sense for everyone. If you can’t or won’t stop, read through this list of 36 ways to stay healthier when you use ...Read the complete article
Heroin Harm Reduction Advice: A User Guide
Here are 50+ heroin harm reduction tips... because anything that prevents overdose and keeps you alive and healthy increases the odds of finding eventual lasting recovery.Read the complete article
Is Marijuana Maintenance a Good Idea?
Looking at the scientific evidence for and against marijuana as a substitution medication for alcoholism.Read the complete article
How to Make a Cut-Down Plan
If you can’t or won’t quit, here are 6 questions to answer when making a plan to cut down your substance use.Read the complete article
What’s in That Pill? Club Drug Adulterants
Club drug harm reduction - what’s in those drugs? European researchers tested over a 1000 samples of cocaine, MDMA and amphetamine to find out. Learn about common adulterants and about how to stay safer with club drugs.Read the complete article
5 Reasons to Pass on Synthetic Marijuana
Take a harm reduction perspective - if you choose to smoke marijuana, smoke the natural kind and pass on the synthetic varieties. Here are 5 great reasons to avoid synthetic marijuana.Read the complete article
Personal Alcohol Harm Reduction Ideas
If drinking’s a problem but you can’t or do not want to stop, consider taking small steps right now to minimize the harms associated with use. Here are some ideas to get you started.Read the complete article
Marijuana Harm Reduction: 20 Tips for Cutting Down
Twenty effective tips for moderating your marijuana habit.Read the complete article
Marijuana Harm Reduction: 6 Rules to Follow
Six guidelines for marijuana harm reduction, from the Canadian Society for Addiction Medicine.Read the complete article
HAMS Harm Reduction - An AA Alternative?
Is moving from high-risk drinking to moderate-risk drinking a worthy goal? To learn more about harm reduction, here’s an interview with HAMS founder Kenneth Anderson.Read the complete article