A Harm Reduction Approach
Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug and alcohol use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs. A Harm Reduction practice aims to support individuals by helping them identify the safest goals for them around substances and this may include abstinence.
"Nice People Take Drugs"
Accepts, for better and or worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather than simply ignore or condemn them.
Choose your Path
Understands drug use as a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon that encompasses a continuum of behaviors from severe abuse to total abstinence, and acknowledges that some ways of using drugs are clearly safer than others.
You are Powerful!
Affirms clients themselves as the primary agents of reducing the harms of their drug use, and seeks to empower users to share information and support each other in strategies which meet their actual conditions of use.