Harm-reduction is not enough to fight addictions, report says

published on July 18, 2018 by Bill Cleverley in Victoria Times Colonist

No one should be written off as being “beyond help” when it comes to addictions, says a new research paper by the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, which says authorities should move beyond harm reduction.

Called Strategies to Strengthen Recovery in British Columbia, the paper says it is time for authorities to move beyond a focus on just harm reduction, and embrace a full system of care that includes the possibility of people recovering from addictions.

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