New HA-REACT Publication on Reducing Drug-Related Harms
The aim of this document is to show an approach based on the opportunities that harm reduction offers to people who use drugs, to the community and to society. It is part of the HA-REACT Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction.
"This booklet is an approach to drug harm reduction: policies and interventions aimed at reducing drug-related harm for people who use drugs. It is based on interviews with people who use drugs, social workers, clinicians, narcologists, nurses, NGO workers and researchers. All try to ask EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUG-RELATED HARMS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK."
- Luis Sordo del Castillo, Spain
This publication is produced without making a value judgement, and it respects different life styles and choices. It has been drafted for use in the European context, but it can most likely be applied to situations of drug use in other regions as well.