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Welcome to week four

This week, we will take a look at some of the well-established, evidence-based harm reduction interventions for various drugs.
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In week three, we explore five models of addiction– moral, disease, psychological, sociocultural, and biopsychosocial. This week, we’ll take a look at something else. We’ll look at harm reduction interventions, another way of looking at drug use. And the concept of harm reduction is really a little bit hard to grasp at times. It really seems contradictory to our legal system because it’s so different to stopping people having drugs. And in this, we look at that the way that everybody is– most people are going to use drugs in some way, and we’re unlikely to stop them using them because they enjoy drugs. So what is the best way to do?
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Best way to manage these group of people or everybody is that we minimise harm. So this week looks at ways and strategies in minimising harm when people use drugs.

Welcome to the final week of this course!

In week three we explored five models of addiction: moral, disease, psychological, socio-cultural and biopsychosocial.

This week, we will take a look at some of the well-established, evidence-based harm reduction interventions for various drugs.

The concept of harm reduction can be hard to grasp, so we urge you to start this week with an open mind. The strategies associated with this concept often seem contradictory to our legal system. Yes, as you are about to discover, many of these are very effective at reducing harm to individuals and their communities.

We hope you find this week really interesting.

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