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Harm Reduction

Reducing the harms of substance misuse underpins the services provided by Drug Concern. Whether you are seeking to stop your substance use or make minor changes; or if you are the significant other of someone who uses substances this information is is extrememly important for you consider.

Harm reduction (or less commonly known as harm minimization) is a broad term which refers to a range of public health policies designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with human behaviors, even if those behaviors are risky or illegal.

Within the context of substance use we have highlighted several key areas which we consider to be important for raising awareness.

Safer Injecting

Blood Borne Viruses (BBV's) and other viruses