High Sobriety Featured on Herb.co Digital News
The High Sobriety media onslaught continues. We’re not sure why exactly. Sure, our egos tell us we are innovators and rabble rousers but is harm reduction that unusual? Doesn’t it manifest itself in our daily lives, often without notice. Seat belts are harm reduction, so are condoms and bike helmets. The drug policy alliance explains harm reduction like this:
Harm reduction is a public health philosophy and intervention that seeks to reduce the harms associated with drug use and ineffective drug policies. A basic tenet of harm reduction is that there has never been, and will never be, a drug-free society.
The Drug Policy Alliance advocates reducing the harms of drug use through a lens of public health, using accurate, fact-based drug education, drug-related illness and injury prevention, and effective drug treatment for problematic use.
We believe that every solution with the potential to promote public health and to mitigate harm should be considered. We continue to seek innovative health approaches to drug use, drug treatment, and drug policy that are based on science and research.
High Sobriety is more than just reducing harm. Safety First is our initial goal but we are looking to facilitate people moving toward a better version of their potential. Some may move toward cessation of all drug use; others will maintain with cannabis as a replacement protocol. We want to help individuals and families find improvement but we want to participate in the community too. So, whatever is drawing media attention, we support it. American needs a national dialogue about addiction and treatment for it. Please share your thoughts with us.
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Author: Joe Schrank, Editor in Chief