Druglink article 1992 – Probation, harm reduction, and drug services by Marilyn Bild

This review of a three year project to establish good practice in a probation service explains the difficulty of implementing a harm reduction strategy in the face of services often unattractive to many users and unwilling to cooperate in achieving harm reduction objectives. To help overcome this, the probation service is setting up its own prescribing service and inviting drug agencies to operate sessions from its offices. The volume and type of drug users seen by probation mean the service should be given a pivotal role in planning services.

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