Harm Reduction Strategies to Reduce Opioid Deaths Gain Traction in Southern States
Harm reduction strategies to reduce opioid-related deaths are gaining traction in southern states, according to Stateline.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.