This presentation was delivered to the Harm Reduction Coalition conference in Baltimore, it’s designed as a primer into the kinds of argument normally used against harm reduction.
Video by: Nigel Brunsdon
Nigel Brunsdon is the owner of Injecting Advice. He’s been working in harm reduction since the 1990’s, previously a frontline needle programme worker he now splits his time between photography and developing online resources for drugs workers and users.
Occasionally someone will come though an exchange with injecting issues that don’t fit into any ‘standard’ drug training. The person I saw last week had issues that challenged my background in drug services, mental health services and expectations.
Recently I’ve been reading and listening to some interesting talks on the advice that we give alongside syringe delivery. I think that in many Needle Programmes (NSP) workers are overly focused on the equipment an injector chooses to use rat…