We are a clearinghouse of information about alcohol harm reduction for social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and anyone else who works with clients who use alcohol or drugs.
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Alcohol Harm Reduction recognizes that since the dawn of history some people have chosen to engage in recreational intoxication, just as others have chosen to drink moderately or to abstain from alcohol. Alcohol Harm Reduction is non-judgmental--it sees nothing inherently wrong or diseased about recreational intoxication. Alcohol Harm Reduction recognizes that most drinkers have no wish to harm or kill themselves or others. Alcohol Harm Reduction provides pragmatic strategies to enable individuals to reduce the risks associated with heavy drinking.
Alcohol Harm Reduction does not seek to force individuals to change in ways which they do not choose for themselves. Alcohol Harm Reduction respects every person as a unique individual and supports each individual in the goal which he/she has chosen for him/herself. Alcohol Harm Reduction neither promotes nor condemns drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction supports goals of safer drinking, reduced drinking, or abstinence from alcohol or other substances.
Alcohol Problems and Solutions offers a wealth of information on alcohol harm reduction.
The HAMS Harm Reduction Network offers the following support and informational resources for people who drink alcohol:
Please contact us about any additional resources which you would like to see added to this site.