|Titre :||Harm reduction|
|Auteurs :||D. WOLFE ; J. CSETE|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||New York, NY : Open Society Foundations, 2015|
|Format :||20 p.|
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention / Prevention)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEREDUCTION DES RISQUES ; EFFICACITE ; PREVENTION DE PROXIMITE ; VIH ; NALOXONE ; ACCES AUX SOINS
Harm reduction is based on the idea that people have the right to be safe and supported even if they are not ready or willing to abstain from illicit drug use. A harm reduction approach involves giving people who use drugs choices that can help them protect their health.
For many people who use drugs, harm reduction services are the most likely entry point into health care and the most likely means of protection from life-threatening conditions. As United Nations agencies have noted, the effectiveness of harm reduction services for HIV prevention and prevention of drug-related mortality is beyond dispute.
The UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016 is an opportunity to re-energize the commitment to harm reduction pledged by UN member states at the 2001 UNGASS on HIV/AIDS. Funding for proven and cost-effective harm reduction services that protect not only people who use drugs but entire communities should be a top priority. This report details how harm reduction is a central pillar of effective drug response, critical to reaching people who use drugs with services that can help protect them, their families, and their communities.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||65|