Studies and evidence in support of harm reduction and public health-based drug policies

The international consensus reveals that harm reduction and progressive, public health-based drug policies save lives and improve community safety for all. They are solutions where everyone wins.

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Misinformation and fear fuel stigma that in turn shape laws and policies around substance use. These laws criminalize people and behaviours, which in turn fuels more stigma. It is a harmful circle that must be broken through an evidence-based approach. Below are some of the prevailing myths around harm reduction and substance use, along with the research and data telling a different story.

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Advocating for public health- and human rights-based drug policies grounded in evidence, social justice, and compassion. www.drugpolicy.ca