Harm Reduction Gains As Youth Anti-Drug Approach

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http://www.youthtoday.org/youthtoday/story2.html Advocates of "harm reduction" as a strategy with adolescent drug users are claiming success, to the dismay of some anti-drug crusaders who prefer an "abstinence" approach, Youth Today reports. Many critics equate harm reduction with legalizing drugs, or at least shrugging off drug use. Most government and private agencies dealing with youth drug use won’t touch the subject. “Harm reduction is a political lightning rod,” says William Miller, a professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico and a . . .

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