harm reduction Tag

When someone decides to take ahold of their drug or alcohol issue, a lot of programs lie at their feet. Whether through a rehabilitation program, fellowships such as AA or a church, or even replacement therapy, many people have tackled addiction in many different ways. One such way is SMART Recovery, which has become the second largest alcohol program next to AA, joining the ranks of other AA “alternatives” such as Moderation Management and Rational Recovery.

In 2011 Seattle instituted LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion), a harm-reduction program centered around drug crime in their Belltown district. Now, four years later, the positive results are showing.