International Youth Day: Could Harm Reduction Benefit The Youth?

By Joseph Magero, Campaign for Safer Alternatives.

As the world marks International Youth Day today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calls on the youth to take charge of their health and future. Drug use among young adults has been linked to negative health and social outcomes in later years.

Harm reduction, or minimization, refers to a philosophy and set of practices that acknowledge that substance use – be it alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes – is a part of life. It aims to reduce the negative harmful effects of substance use, rather than simply ignoring or condemning it.

Click HERE to read the full article on Youth and Harm Reduction.

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