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Harm Reduction and Recovery-Oriented Care

Les Lucas


Practitioners who employ harm reduction strategies meet consumers "where they are at" to address substance use. They aim to help people achieve optimum mental health and positive treatment outcomes, while always keeping the consumer's goals in mind. As with other recovery-oriented services (ROS), there is no universal definition or formula for implementing harm reduction. The fact is, all evidence-based practices are used appropriately if they encourage consumers to make choices that reduce harm and achieve their fundamental objectives.

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Contributed on 10/11/2012

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