The Harm Reduction Society aims to promote harm reduction practices and policies among students at the University of Glasgow.
First and foremost, harm reduction deals with ending the stigmatisation and victimisation which is so commonly associated with drug use. Treatment of this problem has a long-standing history of failure and given its ineffectiveness, cannot be allowed to continue. This is why the harm reduction society encourages students to treat probelmatic drug use as a health problem, rather than treating drug use as a crime. We want to encourage students to educate their peers on correct drug information, and to spread proper harm reduction techniques.
We will be hosting monthly discussion groups where all students are welcome to take part in and discuss their experiences and challenges associated with drug use; as well as topics related to drug policy.
You can find our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/352620548675917/, please join as this is our main form of communication currently.
Small disclaimer: The Harm Reduction Society does not encourage drug use under any circumstances. In fact, it is extremely important to harm reduction principles to ensure that drug use is not glorified or sensationalised.