Comm301.HarmReductio - 12:31:00 Attention Showcommercial .This approach,, moredetail,isflawed.

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28/10/2008 12:31:00 Attention Show commercial Commercial I just showed demonstrates the approach toward drug use that  has traditionally been embraced and reflected by American drug policy. This  approach, known as “use-reduction paradigm”, which I will discuss later in  more detail, is flawed. Its exclusive goal is to eliminate all psychoactive drug  use, no questions asked.  As college students, I think we would all agree that this goal is not particularly  feasible. At no point in the near future are drugs, and therefore the harms  associated with their abuse, simply going to vanish from society. That said, consider for a minute the benefits that would result from modifying  the behavior of drug users and the conditions in which they use, in order to  reduce many of the most serious risks that drugs pose to public health and  safety. This approach, known as “Harm Reduction”, which I learned about in a Drugs  and Society course that I took last semester is the focus of my presentation 
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Comm301.HarmReductio - 12:31:00 Attention Showcommercial .This approach,, moredetail,isflawed.

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