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Topic 3 – Personal Biases or Concerns about Harm Reduction

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Some people still question the benefits of and wisdom behind using harm reduction approaches with problematic substance users. Despite overwhelming evidence that it saves lives and decreases morbidity, it is worth considering some unexamined biases we may hold in opposition to its principles and practices.

Below are some reflection sheets, opposed to and in support of harm reduction that give voice to some common concerns for and against.

Reflection Sheets

Click on the pagination below to go through the slides.

View the following video of Carl Hart, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University addressing the politics and consequences of how we treat problematic substance users.

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