Approaching Drugs (Harm Minimisation)

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POLICY DOCUMENT 3 of the Cross Reference: Policy Development series. A set of crosscultural materials for youth development.

Harm minimization as a technique for minimising the abuse of drugs.



Harm Minimisation to the Alcohol and Drug Worker

The person that works with alcoholics and/or drug users operates under major stress. Burn-out is rampant for workers in this area, and it is the drug worker who often seems to be the last person whose needs are considered. At times the worker takes on the role of ‘God’ and tries to solve the drug users problems, to fix the users life.


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