Harm reduction consists of policies, programmes and practices that reduce the negative health, social and economic effects of drug use.

This brochure explains how it can benefit people who use drugs, as well as their families and communities.

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Many people are not able or willing to stop their drug use. Harm reduction acknowledges that people should not need to stop using drugs to receive help. Research shows that harm reduction decreases the negative effects of drug use without increasing drug injection. That’s why organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recommend harm reduction inventions for people who use drugs.