Drug treatment, harm reduction, overdose prevention in custodial settings

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The immediate goal of harm reduction is not to help addicts lead a drug-free, productive life, but rather to make drug use safer. By establishing relationships with people who are reluctant to give up drugs, LEAD staffers say they can build a bridge to treatment and eventually a job. LEAD doesn’t pressure addicts to stop using or hold them accountable in anyway. 

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