The Simple Humanity that is Harm Reduction

Submission Date: August 31, 2012
Attributing Author: Denise Cullen
Source: South Coast Today

Denise Cullen’s experience and education on harm reduction.

I learned about harm reduction in the early ’90s as a way to address the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C. I was fortunate to learn from Edith Springer, an incredible teacher and passionate woman. I was excited to learn something new, something that could reduce the spread of this deadly disease, and yet was surprised that it was not being commonly discussed in the medical field. To me this was huge! To be able to provide services that would not only help people from becoming infected, but also get them to eventually come back for information, services and resources was such a great idea.

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  1. SJ Finn
    SJ Finn says:

    This is a wonderful article Denise. Harm reduction, when allowed to flourish, accomplishes so much more than it originally set out to do. Also, I can only imagine that Jeff would be very proud of you.


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