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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.
Why is it so easy to portray injection drug users who get HIV as the cause of their own or other’s infections?
In Canada, five drug users have launched a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s ban on prescription heroin for treatment of long-term opioid addiction.
Drug policies centered on law enforcement have shown their limits, according to a policy brief from the International Federation of Catholic Universities.