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Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Reducing harm by changing policy

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Harm reduction is an approach to drug policy which promotes health, dignity and rights for everyone, regardless of which drugs they happen to be using.  Although it is part of Australia’s National Drug Strategy, the principles of Harm Reduction aren’t always obvious to those of us in the service system.  Chloe Span and the other members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy are working on changing that.


Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Harm Reduction:
“Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights. It focusses on positive change and on working with people without judgement, co-ercion, discrimination, or requiring that people stop using drugs as a condition of support.”
-    Harm Reduction International: https://hri.global/ 

Australia’s National Drug Strategy:

Bob Hawke’s endorsement of his daughter:

Johann Hari: Chasing the Scream, Bloomsbury, UK, 2019

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