- — overdosegirl (@overdosegirl)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:36:04#harmreduction myths are only myths to people who've never actually thought about how to keep drug users alive while they're still using.
- — Andrew Tatarsky (@AndrewTatarsky)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:31:43#harmreduction saved me from the ideological prison of "disease" and the "tyranny of abstinence-only" enabling me to think and feel freely
Q1 What is your preferred definition of harm reduction? #harmreduction
Q2 Are people using harm reduction approaches part of the recovery community? Should we reclaim “recovery”? #harmreduction
Q4 Is the word "addict" helpful? Or harmful? Or even a form of hate speech? #harmreduction
- — Carrie Wilkens (@CWilkensPhD)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:21:41#harmreduction A4 Again, personal choice. For most, a label that is unhelpful and stigmatizing. For others, a deeply personal choice.
Q7 What can we do to get harm reduction accepted as standard by the mainstream? #harmreduction
- — Sheila Vakharia PhD (@MyHarmReduction)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:41:58#harmreduction A7: Encourage treatment facilities to lower thresholds for enrolling into treatment - abstinence not a criterion
- — Carrie Wilkens (@CWilkensPhD)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:42:39#harmreduction A7 Keep doing what we're doing. More chat's like this, more evidence, more "spreading the word". Change takes time!
Q10 What are the most exciting opportunities for harm reductionists in the near future? #harmreduction
- — Will Godfrey (@godfreywill)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:58:01A10 More decrim/legalization. More naloxone & Good Sam laws. SIFs & more. Capturing the public imagination! #harmreduction
- — Stay Safe Seattle (@staysafeseattle)Tue, Jan 20 2015 20:58:36A10 #harmreduction education in schools. DARE didn't work, students deserve real information about sex/drugs
- — Kathie Kane-Willis (@KathieKaneW)Tue, Jan 20 2015 21:02:15
#HarmReduction Chat Highlights