KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.
Chapter 12: Harm Reduction: Meeting Clients Where They Are
As the name of the theory implies, the basic notion of harm reduction (HR) is reducing the harm associated with addiction. Although one specific definition of the theory is not available, two of the most widely accepted definitions of HR come from the Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) and the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA). The HRC (n.d.) defines HR as a composition of “practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. HR is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who ...