Over 70,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses last year, and the U.S. continues to struggle with how to address this crisis. This issue brief explains the concept of harm reduction, describes various types of programs that fall under the harm reduction model, and discusses the promises these approaches hold for helping to combat the current opioid crisis.
opioids, substance misuse, harm reduction
Health Policy | Sociology
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Punch, Alexandra, "We Should Promote Harm Reduction to Combat the Opioid Overdose Crisis" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 4.
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