The harm reduction model of drug addiction treatment

When it comes to combatting drug use, Mark Tyndall believes sanctions aren’t enough, and that they sometimes hurt more than they help.

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“We know that if recovery is ever going to happen, we have to keep people alive”. When it comes to combatting drug use, Mark Tyndall believes sanctions aren’t enough, and that they sometimes hurt more than they help. As Executive Medical Director for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Mark has come to see the importance of providing drug users with all different types of support.

From supervised injection sites to methadone clinics, Mark has been an early adopter and leader of various harm reduction efforts in Vancouver, BC. Tune in to his 2017 TEDMED Talk to learn more about how these models have not only saved lives, but have also become the first step to recovery for many suffering from drug addiction.

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