Toronto city council voted yesterday to approve creating three safe injection sites in the city’s downtown core. With Toronto Public Health reporting a 41% increase in overdose rates between 2004 and 2013, the Toronto board of health unanimously supported the motion.
While we at Renascent follow an abstinence-based model, for some people harm reduction (HR) can be an important step in the journey toward full recovery. In this post on Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, Julia Hammid goes as far as saying that “with few exceptions, recovery is always a continuum and always includes some form of HR, in the fullest sense of that term.”
How has the harm reduction model affected you in your recovery, or that of a loved one? Share your experience in the comments below.