This presentation was delivered to the UK Recovery Federation who invited me to speak at their conference on how Harm Reduction and Recovery could work more closely together.
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.
How things are explained will, of course, have a huge impact on how they are remembered. I’m a fan of explaining things with analogy. So I thought I’d share the one I use with people when I’m explaining the need to develop more coping strategies.
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