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Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a range of evidence-based approaches that recognize that people unable or unwilling to abstain from illicit drug use can still make positive choices to protect their own health in addition to the health of their families and communities. The Open Society Foundations advocate for policies and practices that advance the health and human rights of people who use drugs.

Open Society Voices

How to Stop Overdose Deaths in New York

April 10, 2014 by Roxanne Saucier 1

New York has announced big news in the battle against drug overdose deaths. But is it enough?

Extreme Abuse in the Name of Drug “Treatment”

March 13, 2014 by Roxanne Saucier 29

In private facilities across Latin America, drug users are often detained against their will and tortured under the guise of “treatment.”

Why Does Vancouver Need a Crack Pipe Vending Machine?

March 3, 2014 by Sarah Evans 12

The Canadian organization that operates North America’s only legal supervised injection site is turning heads after recently installing the first ever crack pipe vending machines. Here's why.

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Director, International Harm Reduction Development
Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations–New York

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