New blog: Pill testing and Australian Drug Policy
On-site testing of 'party drug' pills could reduce the harms caused by drug use and save lives, according to an independent review of Australia’s National Drug Strategy, published in Harm Reduction Journal. Read more in a new blog, written by the author.
Harm Reduction in EECA
Harm Reduction Journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for a new thematic series entitled The state of harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The series will be edited by Frederick Altice (Yale School of Medicine, USA).
Tobacco Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction Journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for a new thematic series entitled Global and local perspectives on tobacco harm reduction: What are the issues and where do we go from here?
The series will be edited by Sharon Cox (London South Bank University, UK) and Lynne Dawkins (London South Bank University, UK).
Gambling Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction Journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for a new thematic series entitled Flipping the iceberg on gambling harm reduction and prevention: Challenges, opportunities, and pathways to policy reform.
The series will be edited by Samantha Thomas (Centre for Population Health Research, Deakin University, Australia) and Maria Bellringer (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand).
Aims and scope
Harm Reduction Journal publishes research focusing on the prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use, the public policies meant to control them, and the search for effective methods of reducing the adverse medical, public health, and social consequences associated with both drugs and drug policies. We define 'harm reduction' as 'policies and programs which aim to reduce the health, social, and economic costs of legal and illegal psychoactive drug use without necessarily reducing drug consumption'.
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