The ethics of harm reduction

Subst Use Misuse. 2008;43(1):1-16. doi: 10.1080/10826080701690680.


The article attempts to set harm minimization within drug settings into a larger framework of harm minimization practices. It seeks to provide a plausible account of harm reduction and then explores four ethical challenges for harm reduction strategies.

MeSH terms

  • Codes of Ethics
  • Humans
  • Organizational Policy
  • Risk Reduction Behavior*
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers / ethics*