Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to manage use to abstinence.

What is Harm Reduction?
Harm Reduction International

Women-centred Harm Reduction Mothering and Substance Use 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2010

Mothering and Substance Use: Approaches to Prevention, Harm
Reduction, and Treatment
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2010

Trauma-informed Approaches in Addictions Treatment
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2009

Best Practices for British Columbia’s Harm Reduction Supply Distribution Program (PDF 308 KB)
BC Harm Reduction Strategies and Services Committee, 2008

Harm reduction: A British Columbia community guide (PDF 465KB)
British Columbia. Ministry of Health, 2005

Publications on Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction Victoria

BC Harm Reduction Strategies and Services Committee

 

Harm Reduction International

The Global State of Harm Reduction 2012: Towards an Intergrated Response

Global State of Harm Reduction 2010 – At a Glance

The Global State of Harm Reduction 2010

Through a Harm Reduction Lens (2010)
Report investigates the importance of civil society involvement in the decision-making processes on harm reduction and drug policies internationally.

Three cents a day is not enough (2010)
Report investigates the small amount that is invested on harm reduction globally.

From Evidence to Action  (2009)
Keynote speeches by Professor Michel Kazatchkine and Craig McClure, addressing issues such as increased global attention and funding to harm reduction, as well as increased respect for individuals who use substances.

 

Alcohol and Substance Use

World Drug Report 2012
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2012

World Drug Report 2011
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011

Major findings from the Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS) 2011
Health Canada, 2011

Public Opinion, Attitudes and Knowledge – A National Survey of Canadians’ Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs – Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS)
Health Canada, 2006

General Health and Addictions Statistics in Canada
Publications includes, but not limited to:
Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health and Well-Being; 2004 Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS); Health Reports on Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse

Prenatal Drug Exposure: Award-Winning Pediatrician Discusses What The Science Tells Us

This video is based on a lecture that Dr. Deborah A. Frank, Pediatrician gave on February 11th 2009 at a continuing education program entitled Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and Law Have to Say.

Other Publication Resources

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