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Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Services

Harm reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim to reduce risks and harm associated with the use of psychoactive substances. It acknowledges that abstinence is not always a realistic goal for some people. It is about meeting people where they are and identifying the goals they wish to achieve based on their individual needs and circumstances.

Harm reduction principles recognize the inherent value of human beings and the importance of an inclusive community that can support people who use substances with compassion. People who feel supported and part of a community, rather than isolated, are more likely to seek help when they need it.

Programs & Services

AHS offers different treatment and program options. Keeping track of the acronyms and understanding the differences between services can be hard. Provided below is a brief description and comparison of the following:

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AHS will be developing more education and tools to support harm reduction practice across the continuum of care.


Substance Use

Harm Reduction


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