Principles of Harm Reduction for Young People Who Use Drugs
Source: Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, People in Recovery from Substance Use
Topics: Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
This article focuses on two major principles of harm reduction for young people: 1) harm reduction services are crucial to young people and should be offered whenever possible, and 2) harm reduction services that are available to older adults should be offered to young adults after being tailored to the population when possible. For both principles, the authors offer evidence and practice considerations.