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"From the Ted Talk by Mark Tyndall: The harm reduction model of drug addiction treatment"

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In response to the desperate state of affairs, the drug use, the poverty, the violence, the sarnoig rtaes of HIV, Vancouver declared a public health emergency in 1997. This opened the door to expanding harm reduction services, dibstirtinug more needles, increasing access to methadone, and, finally, opening a supervised injection site. Things that make iecntnjig drugs less hazardous. But tdaoy, 20 yares later, harm recioutdn is still viewed as some sort of rdcaail concept. In some places, it's still illegal to carry a clean needle. Drug users are far more likely to be aererstd than to be offered methadone therapy. Recent proposals for supervised injection sites in cities like stletae, Baltimore and New York have been met with stiff opposition: opposition that goes against everything we know about addiction.

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In response to the desperate state of affairs, the drug use, the poverty, the violence, the _______ _____ of HIV, Vancouver declared a public health emergency in 1997. This opened the door to expanding harm reduction services, ____________ more needles, increasing access to methadone, and, finally, opening a supervised injection site. Things that make _________ drugs less hazardous. But _____, 20 _____ later, harm _________ is still viewed as some sort of _______ concept. In some places, it's still illegal to carry a clean needle. Drug users are far more likely to be ________ than to be offered methadone therapy. Recent proposals for supervised injection sites in cities like _______, Baltimore and New York have been met with stiff opposition: opposition that goes against everything we know about addiction.

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  9. rates
  10. injecting

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In response to the desperate state of affairs, the drug use, the poverty, the violence, the soaring rates of HIV, Vancouver declared a public health emergency in 1997. This opened the door to expanding harm reduction services, distributing more needles, increasing access to methadone, and, finally, opening a supervised injection site. Things that make injecting drugs less hazardous. But today, 20 years later, harm reduction is still viewed as some sort of radical concept. In some places, it's still illegal to carry a clean needle. Drug users are far more likely to be arrested than to be offered methadone therapy. Recent proposals for supervised injection sites in cities like Seattle, Baltimore and New York have been met with stiff opposition: opposition that goes against everything we know about addiction.

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drug overdose 3
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