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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.
Chapter 14: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery
Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery
Harm reduction (HR) has become an acknowledged and central principle in drug policy and drug services. Focusing first on illicit drugs, nowadays it has also been expanded to include work with users of alcohol, tobacco, etc. It has become part of public health strategies to reduce the adverse effects of certain behaviours: The definition of harm reduction by the International Harm Reduction Association1 also includes legal drugs: ‘“Harm Reduction” refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs without necessarily reducing drug consumption. Harm reduction benefits people who use drugs, their families and the community’ (IHRA ...