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Responses: Question One

Thank you to everyone who completed the harm reduction philosophy survey- we received well over 100 responses! Now the fun begins- analyzing the results. There are a number of ways to do this, and we are going to try several (for example, running fancy statistics). But today, we’re going to start a series where we unpack one survey question at a time, beginning with question one.

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Amazing response from you all

The idea for the project has been knocking around for a long time, discussions at conferences, on email and over skype all helped make us think this was something that might be interesting. But what we didn’t expect was such a great reaction from you all.

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Abstract for HRC’s conference

Two members of our project team (Benjamin Wegner and Nigel Brunsdon) have submitted an abstract to Harm Reduction Coalition’s National Harm Reduction Conference which is taking place in New Orleans in October. This workshop, if accepted, would use some of the responses from this website and we would be using it as an opportunity to further develop the project.

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  • “Be curious, not judgemental.”

    Walt Whitman
  • “Harm reduction, not just for other people”

    Urban Survivors’ Union
  • “No pleasure is a bad thing in itself, but the things which produce certain pleasures entail harms many times greater than the pleasures themselves.”

    Epicurus
  • “The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.”

    Goethe