Tag: Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction for Drinking Alcohol (Facts and Information)

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Harm Reduction is often misunderstood. It reduces the harmful effects of any targeted behavior. This discussion focuses on harm reduction for drinking by young people. But the general principles also apply to other behaviors. These behaviors might be driving, gambling, engaging in sex, losing weight, and so on.          For example, we …

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Alcohol Medical Emergency Amnesty: Colleges and Universities

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Alcohol medical emergency amnesty policies at colleges and universities are to save lives. They give a higher priority to protecting students’ safety and lives than to enforcing alcohol rules. Alcohol Medical Emergency Amnesty Hundreds of colleges and universities have medical alcohol emergency amnesty policies. Clemson University began such a policy after a major tragedy. The …

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College Alcohol Amnesty Policies (“Good Samaritan” Policies)

College alcohol amnesty policies for students are becoming wide-spread. They help protect the health and safety of students. In addition, they help protect colleges from expensive legal suits.                Overview I.   What is College Alcohol Amnesty? II.  Harm Reduction III. Legal Risk IV.  Short List V.   Reading …

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Alcohol Emergency Immunity (Good Samaritan Law)

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The state of Pennsylvania has an alcohol emergency immunity law (Good Samaritan law). It wisely did so to protect the life and health of young people. Alcohol Emergency Immunity The Law The law provides 1. Immunity from prosecution for a person under the age of 21. It is for the possession or consumption of alcoholic …

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Alcohol Amnesty Policies (Medical Amnesty) Save Lives.

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College Emergency Alcohol Amnesty Policies College policies for medical emergency alcohol amnesty are widespread. They place protecting the health and safety of students as a college’s very highest priority. As it should be. These policies have one primary goal. It’s to protect the health and lives of students who over-drink and need medical help. It …

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Harm Reduction: HAMS Harm Reduction for Alcohol & Drugs

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HAMS harm reduction is effective in reducing alcohol and drug problems. This is important. Many people find AA, NA, and other 12-step meetings to be embarrassing. They’re also time-consuming. Worst of all, generally ineffective. The good news is that there are effective alternatives. One that is based on both scientific and practical evidence is the …

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