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Harm Reduction: Saving Lives or Slippery Slope?

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

“Harm reduction” is a catchall phrase used to describe any public health strategy or policy aimed at limiting or minimizing the individual and societal damage caused by the potential problems typically associated with drug abuse – crime, disease, death, etc. – without necessarily focusing on completely eliminating drug use among those people who are unwilling or unable to stop.

In other words, the strategy is to prevent harm, rather than prevent drug use. It might involve any of the following, and more:

Needle exchange.
Safe injection site.
Low-barrier shelter.

How much do you know about the “harm reduction” strategies used by your community to respond to the ongoing public health crisis of substance abuse? Come learn about what our community does and doesn’t do, ask questions, and share your thoughts.

A good overview of Harm Reduction:

Harm Reduction Strategies—Good or Bad for Recovery?


LOCATION TBA AND WILL BE SHARED VIA MESSENGER TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONFIRMED ATTENDANCE.
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Details

Date:
August 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1084576825212833/

Organizer

Recover Olympia & the South Sound
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