What is Harm Reduction?

From Wikipedia:

Harm reduction (or harm minimization) is a range of public health policies designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with various, sometimes illegal, human behaviors. Harm reduction policies are used to manage behaviors such as recreational drug use and sexual activity in numerous settings that range from services through to geographical regions. Critics of harm reduction typically believe that tolerating risky or illegal behaviour sends a message to the community that such behaviours are acceptable and that some of the actions proposed by proponents of harm reduction do not reduce harm over the long term.[1][2] (Read more HERE)


(*Blogger’s Note: I have included the below video because Harm Reduction is discussed extensively in it, specifically how it is utilized in Skid Row, Los Angeles)

SERIES: ***INSIDE THE SKID ROW NON-PROFITS***HOST: General Jeff for Skid Row Community News Network (SR CNN) Published on Jun 3, 2014

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