Episode: Harm Reduction - An Intervention That Aims to Minimize the Harmful Effects of Drug Use


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Harm Reduction - An Intervention That Aims to Minimize the Harmful Effects of Drug Use
Traditional treatment approaches view abstinence as the only way to recover from an addiction, but, addiction is often not an “all or nothing” process. An unconventional approach to treating substance use disorders, known as harm reduction, aims to minimize the negative consequences of drug use and harm to patients who suffer from addiction. To discuss different harm reduction strategies and how they’re being used in the realm of addiction treatment are guests Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D., a psychology professor and scientist at the University of New Mexico’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions, and Stephany Campos, the executive administrator and program manager for Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.

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