Harm Reduction: Pragmatic Strategies for Managing High-Risk Behaviors

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G. Alan Marlatt
Guilford Publications, Jul 25, 2002 - Medical - 390 pages
Harm reduction principles and strategies are designed to minimize the destructive consequences of illicit drug use and other behaviors that may pose serious health risks. The first major harm reduction text, this provocative and timely volume examines a wide range of current applications┐from needle exchange and methadone maintenance programs, to alternative alcohol interventions and HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns. Insight is also offered into the often contentious philosophical and policy-related debates surrounding this growing movement.

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