Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is an approach to policy, programs, services, and education that aims to meet people who use drugs where they are. Harm Reduction practices are proven to reduce the rate of infectious diseases and overdose. It also empowers people who use drugs to seek support for their use, free of judgment or stigmatization at their own pace. Harm Reduction aims to address the root causes of drug misuse and drug dependence, such as trauma, mental health stressors, and genetic and environmental predisposition.

Sticking to one-two drinks per hour, staying hydrated, and eating a balanced meal with whole grains, healthy fats, and protein will help prevent the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs.

Harm Reduction Series

Vape and Cigarettes


Alcohol & Drugs 101


Prescription Drugs

Magic Mushrooms and Safer Use



Other Short Videos to Learn More about Harm Reduction

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

Harm Reduction as an Act of Compassion

Administering Naloxone

Harm Reduction 101

Historical Context of the War on Drugs  

How to use Naloxone