An Analysis of the Insite Harm Reduction Treatment Center

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An Analysis of the Insite Harm Reduction Treatment Center
Introduction and Overview
The harm reduction technique to IV drug use is a controversial method that has a more realistic approach to treatment for chronic addicts. The harm reduction techniques attempt to reduce use so the user’s health impacts are minimized. The technique has been called “pragmatic yet compassionate” (Marlatt, 1999) with “practical not idealistic goals” (Single, 1995, p. 287). This paper will examine one facility that uses the harm reduction method, the Insite facility in Vancouver, which has been open for eight years, since 2003. Health outcomes will be examined as well as a philosophical discussion of the methods and greater possible responsibility of harm...
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