Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Harms and Risks of Substance Use

During this Briefing we reflect on the various ways that drugs and alcohol can cause harm, and describe a variety of risk factors. We also emphasise the importance of providing realistic and objective information about the harms caused by substance use.

“With drugs nothing is always. Their use does not carry a guarantee of danger, but neither is their safety guaranteed. What one needs to ask about any substance is not whether in absolute terms it is safe, but rather the degree of risk which may attach to its use.”
Griffith Edwards

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