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Maybe I don’t want you to be

Maybe I don’t want you to be injecting drugs, maybe I don’t want you to put your life at risk. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t accept that that’s what you’re doing with compassion, and then see how I can possibly be helpful to you.

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky

Everyone makes mistakes

“Everyone makes mistakes. But some are considered only mistakes, while others are seen as evidence of moral depravity, weakness or inferiority. And many think that such people need saving”….” Cyndee Clay disagrees. “We don’t need to rescue or save people,” she says. “We only need to provide resources so that people can handle their own business.”

The five ‘A’s

The five ‘A’s (ask, assess, advise, assist and arrange) used in smoking cessation may be helpfully adapted for working with cocaine users; Ask about drug use at every opportunity. Assess users’ interest in stopping or reducing. Advise about the risks of using, and the types of treatment available. Assist users to stop or reduce harm. Arrange follow up.

Set and setting

The quality of any drug experience is determined not only by the drug itself (including factors like potency and purity), but also depends on how the drug is administered, the environment in which it is taken, and the mood or mindset of the individual at the time he or she takes the drug. It is therefore important for anyone who is going to take a drug to assess their mood and mindset before they get high. You should always be aware of how you’re feeling prior to altering your consciousness.

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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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