harm reduction

adding page while reading Travis Lupick‘s fighting for space

this in particular:

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heather hay: ‘eventually i realized that

harm reduction gives us an opportunity to keep people alive, to give them time’

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Harm reduction, or harm minimization, is a range of public health policies designed to lessen the negative social and/or physical consequences associated with various human behaviors, both legal and illegal. Harm reduction policies are used to manage behaviors such as recreational drug use and sexual activity in numerous settings that range from services through to geographical regions. Critics of harm reduction typically believe that tolerating risky or illegal behaviour sends a message to the community that such behaviours are acceptable and that some of the actions proposed by proponents of harm reduction do not reduce harm over the long term

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injection sites

no strings

soteria

spaces of permission w nothing to prove

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