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 Individual Drug User

If the initial focus is to be on the person most directly involved, the individual drug user, we need, then, to be able to identify what programmes can be put in place to minimise the harm an addict does to him or herself through hazardous drug use. Here we focus on alcohol and illicit drugs.


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