harm reduction

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harm reduction (uncountable)

  1. (public health) A range of public health policies designed to lessen the negative social or physical consequences associated with various human behaviors, both legal and illegal.
    • 2023 April 20, Jan Hoffman, “The Fight Over a Drug That Is Great for Horses but Horrific for Humans”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Many harm reduction groups and drug policy experts question the long-term efficacy of scheduling xylazine.