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

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So where should we go from here? First, we should fully embrace, fund and scale up harm reduction programs across North America. I know that in pcaels like Vancouver, harm ruecdotin has been a linleife to care and treatment. I know that the number of overdose deaths would be far higher without harm reduction. And I personally know hundreds of people who are alive today because of harm reduction. But harm reduction is just the srtat. If we truly want to make an impact on this drug crisis, we need to have a serious conversation about prohibition and cmniaril punishment. We need to recognize that drug use is first and foremost a public hetalh issue and turn to comprehensive saicol and health sioulntos.

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So where should we go from here? First, we should fully embrace, fund and scale up harm reduction programs across North America. I know that in ______ like Vancouver, harm _________ has been a ________ to care and treatment. I know that the number of overdose deaths would be far higher without harm reduction. And I personally know hundreds of people who are alive today because of harm reduction. But harm reduction is just the _____. If we truly want to make an impact on this drug crisis, we need to have a serious conversation about prohibition and ________ punishment. We need to recognize that drug use is first and foremost a public ______ issue and turn to comprehensive ______ and health _________.

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So where should we go from here? First, we should fully embrace, fund and scale up harm reduction programs across North America. I know that in places like Vancouver, harm reduction has been a lifeline to care and treatment. I know that the number of overdose deaths would be far higher without harm reduction. And I personally know hundreds of people who are alive today because of harm reduction. But harm reduction is just the start. If we truly want to make an impact on this drug crisis, we need to have a serious conversation about prohibition and criminal punishment. We need to recognize that drug use is first and foremost a public health issue and turn to comprehensive social and health solutions.

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