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Given the public health emergency posed by drug overdoses, there have been calls for a comprehensive approach to drug policy that would include focusing on reducing harm for people who use drugs. To explore data collection efforts, evidence gaps, and research needs for harm reduction, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a virtual workshop on January 30-31, 2024, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President. The workshop focused on harm reduction strategies and services that aim to prevent overdose and infectious disease transmission; enhance the health, safety, and well-being of people who use drugs; and offer low-threshold options for accessing substance use disorder treatment. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions that occurred at the workshop.


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. Harm Reduction Services for People Who Use Drugs: Exploring Data Collection, Evidence Gaps, and Research: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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