Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a public health strategy that was developed initially for adults with substance abuse problems for whom abstinence was not feasible. Harm reduction approaches have been effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in these adult populations. In recent years, harm reduction has been successfully applied to sexual health education in an attempt to reduce both teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.  See more at  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2528824/

Learn more about harm reduction for intravenous drug use at:  http://www.nchrc.org/harm-reduction/what-is-harm-reduction/