Many countries in Europe, as well as Canada and Australia, are adopting a new proven way to reduce the negative costs of addiction on people and society as a whole. This wave of harm reduction methods is reaching the United States and gaining popularity rapidly. It is proven that needle exchanges and supervised injection sites significantly reduce HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other infections and diseases. They also reduce opioid overdose deaths. Non-profit organizations are starting to see new grants and sponsorships from governments because many harm reduction methods simply work. The purpose of this guide is to overview harm reduction methods, raise awareness, reduce stigmatization of drug users, and educate drug users and non-drug users alike about the benefits of harm reduction.
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