HARM REDUCTION ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALCOHOLISM

Harm reduction due to alcohol use approach is based on compassionate pregmatism instead of materialistic idealism. It recognizes minority of people always abused alcohol and always will, it doesn’t condone this behavior but seek to reduce its incidence and harm it causes.

Harm reduction strategies form part of comprehensive, integrated approach to alcohol use. Strategies include measures aimed at protecting users from immediate harm as fatalities and injuries as well as options including treatment designed to reduce alcohol use.

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Arab Strategic Framework for the Response to HIV and AIDS(2020-2014)

Arab Strategic Framework for the Response to HIV and AIDS(2020-2014)

The Arab region is comprised of 22 countries with a population of 367 million out of the 7 billion in the world which accounts for about five per cent of world population. According to the medium variant projection, the Arab Region will have 598 million inhabitants by 2050, an increase of two-thirds by 20101 . In addition, Arab countries have received more than 10% of the world’s migrants and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) estimates that there are more than 25 million migrants in the region. The Gulf region hosts the largest proportion of guest workers to indigenous populations in the world.

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INPUD: Statement on International Human Rights Day

Over the last few years it has been increasingly widely recognised that two bodies of international law, namely human rights law on the one hand and drug control law on the other, exist in "parallel universes".

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Dr. Tallat Habib: GLIMPSE ON HARM REDUCTION IN PAKISTAN

“I see harm reduction as a way of engaging people as part of that path to recovery.”

~Paul R. Ehrlich

The term Harm Reduction for a layman refers to how can one keep individuals safe, perhaps the preservation of life is the greatest value to live by. Technically Harm Reduction in regard to drug addiction states different strategies, programs and practices that targets to minimize the adversarial effects of drugs, be it legal or illegal, on health, social and economic forum. It doesn’t necessarily involves reducing drug consumption. It’s about reducing the risks that implicate with human being while jeopardizing their lives in the hands of harmful consequences after taking their drug of choice.

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IDPC Publications

IDPC Publications

- ICASA 2013: Putting harm reduction and drug policy on the agenda - The 17th ICASA, held in Cape Town, was more focused on drug use and drug policy than the 2011 conference, but much more needs to be done at the upcoming 2015 conference in Tunisia. http://idpc.net/blog/2013/12/icasa-2013-putting-harm-reduction-and-drug-policy-on-the-agenda

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