Today's tip/quote

It used to be that when a cab driver asked what I did for a living, I mentally geared up to fight and defend my work & people against reactionary stigma and ignorance. These days, though? Its like opening a fucking floodgate of grief and trauma. Without fail the response is stories about kids, lovers, siblings, or friends who’ve OD’d or disappeared to the streets or into the judicial system. Its no longer about defending my work, but providing 5am ministration to the survivors of our failed drug policy.

Kiefer Paterson, personal Facebook post (used with permission, and slightly edited for clarity)
 

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These tips and quotes will sometimes be challenging, sometimes they'll focus on specific areas like injecting or on certain drugs. We will be doing our best to post tips and quotes that fit in with internationally recognised awareness days (for instance, expect overdose response related tips in August for International Overdose Awareness Day).
The idea is a simple one, we are planning to have one harm reduction tip or related quote each weekday for people to use to support their work or just have a bit of inspiration from someone in history.
These tips and quotes will sometimes be challenging, sometimes they'll focus on specific areas like injecting or on certain drugs. We will be doing our best to post tips and quotes that fit in with internationally recognised awareness days (for instance, expect overdose response related tips in August for International Overdose Awareness Day).

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This site is a personal project of two harm reduction advocates and, as I'm sure you've worked out, this is a big project with over 250 quotes or tips a year to find. So, if you know of a quote or tip that we should use please let us know, we'll consider anything from leaflet content, sections of reports and research, quotes from youtube videos, even quotes from ancient philosophers (both of the people running this site are fans of Stoic philosophy).

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Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel’s day job is being the Community Manager at HIT, he also runs the injectingadvice.com website and a number of other online harm reduction projects. In his spare time he can be found hiding behind a camera.

Craig Harvey

Craig Harvey

Craig is a committed harm reductionist, having worked primarily with people who inject drugs for two decades, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. A surfer, climber and wannabe novelist, he sometimes takes photographs too.

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