What is Harm Reduction for people who use drugs?

by European Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction, HA-REACT

This brochure explains what harm reduction is consisting of and how it benefits to people who use drugs, as well as their families and communities. 

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.

  • Global
  • Care and support
  • Harm reduction
  • Health care professionals
  • Injecting drug users (IDUs)
  • NGOs
  • People living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • People who are/were in prisons
  • People who use drugs (PUD)
  • Policy makers

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