13 June 2017
Ian Paylor comments on the view that the dominant discourse surrounding drug use creates difficulties in offering harm reduction for those who are not currently in recovery.

Recovery as the dominant political discourse provides structural barriers to harm-reduction intervention at the front line level, placing greater emphasis on getting individuals into recovery, whilst providing more services aimed specifically at reducing drug use. This short reply argues that what is required is a renewed strategy, dedicated to removing the barriers to well-being, lending equal attention to both recovery and harm reduction.

 

Read the full article in The British Journal of Social Work here