Latest Harm reduction Stories

2013-12-31 23:22:57

Success with your New Year's resolution doesn't depend on will power -- research shows that planning, setting realistic goals, getting support, and incorporating evidence-based change techniques spell the difference between success and failure. The HAMS alcohol harm reduction program offers all of the above. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 This New Year, millions of people will make resolutions to change their drinking habits, quit smoking, eat less, etc., but research by...

2013-12-29 04:20:08

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year at New Year's millions of people make resolutions to change habits such as drinking alcohol, smoking, overeating, exercise, etc. However, research by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol shows that only 12% of New Year's resolutions succeed; the other 88% fail. What is the difference between those who succeed and those who fail? Do some of us have wills of iron whereas others have wills of Silly Putty? Not at all....

2013-02-17 23:02:13

Freedom Treatment Center is a Michigan drug and alcohol addiction facility that harbors acute awareness of drug trends throughout the state. One recent trend the center has noted is the increase in heroin abuse, with a recent law enforcement bust netting 15 grams of the drug from a key Michigan supplier. Albion, MI (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Freedom Treatment Center has an insider view of alcohol and drug addiction due to its recovery programs, but the center has also been keeping its eye on...

Opiate Substitution Therapy Can Lower HIV Risk
2012-10-06 09:11:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Opiate substitution therapies (OST) can reduce a person's risk of contracting HIV through injected drugs, according to a new study published Friday in the online edition of the British Medical Journal. In an October 5 statement, Dr. Julie Bruneau of the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Department of Family Medicine at the Université de Montréal said there was "good evidence" that OST can...

2012-05-10 09:49:24

Vancouver study shows that an innovative model of safer indoor sex work spaces promote health and safety of street-based sex workers Safer indoor sex work spaces provide important and potentially life-saving benefits to sex workers including reduced exposure to violence and HIV and improved relationships with police, according to a study published by the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC)....

2011-11-07 11:30:00

Inflexxion's findings may help focus prevention efforts and intervention strategies for prescription opioid abuse reduction. Newton, MA (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Inflexxion's findings may help focus prevention efforts and intervention strategies for prescription opioid abuse reduction. Aim of this study was to derive and describe typologies of prescription opioid use in a large and diverse population of adults being assessed for substance abuse treatment Researchers obtained data...

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