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The Challenge of Harm Reduction

Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction Treatment

Andrew Tatarsky • 9/3/2019

Until they’ve done the challenging and sometimes painful work in therapy, many people can’t even begin to imagine curtailing their drug use. For them, therapy is a before, not an after; and their engagement in therapy, rather than their abstinence, is the primary goal of treatment.

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The Challenge of Harm Reduction

Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction Treatment

Andrew Tatarsky • 9/3/2019

Until they’ve done the challenging and sometimes painful work in therapy, many people can’t even begin to imagine curtailing their drug use. For them, therapy is a before, not an after; and their engagement in therapy, rather than their abstinence, is the primary goal of treatment.

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Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D., is the developer of IHRP and author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems. He’s founder and director of the Center for Optimal Living, a treatment and professional training center based on IHRP.