‘Harm Reduction’ refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs without necessarily reducing drug consumption. Harm reduction benefits people who use drugs, their families and the community.
What is Harm Reduction? A Position Statement, International Harm Reduction Association, 2010
What is Harm Reduction? A position statement. (2010). International Harm Reduction Association.