Author(s)/Creator(s)

Alexandra PunchFollow

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

opioids, substance misuse, harm reduction

Disciplines

Health Policy | Sociology

Date

3-12-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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