Archive for May, 2010
Any desire that we have no control over.
Besides substances, addictive behaviour can be found in many other instances that affect quality of life, identity and relationships. Continue reading “What is addiction?” »
The Addiction Harm Reduction Compliancy (AHRC) initiative was started by The Addiction Action Campaign. See also www.ahrc.org.za
Companies or industries who display this logo have met and continue to meet The AAC Addiction Harm Reduction Compliancy requirements and are evaluated on a bi-annual basis.
AHRC approved individuals are committed to reducing the harm that their products or services cause to South Africa. They regularly measure and identify if any harm is caused by the sale and consumption of their products and services and spend the equivalent on reducing harm through responsible addiction prevention and treatment spending.
Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of substance misuse and addictive behaviours and incorporates a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence. Harm Reduction strategies meet people “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Because Harm Reduction demands that interventions and policies designed to serve this sector of individuals reflect specific individual and community needs, there is no universal definition of or formula for implementing Harm Reduction. Continue reading “What does Harm Reduction mean?” »