What is Harm Reduction Therapy?
If you’re interested in changing your relationship to drugs and alcohol, harm reduction therapy may be right for you. Harm Reduction Therapy includes abstinence as an option as well as moderation or reduction in use. We work with you to define what is best for you.
People use substances like drugs or alcohol for a variety of reasons. And, while many people engage for recreational or social reasons, others become dependent on drugs or alcohol to “take the edge off,” to relieve stress, or to block out unpleasant thoughts or feelings. Regardless of whether someone experiments with drugs or alcohol as a child or an adolescent, or if they begin to use these substances as an adult, we know for many people the relationship with drugs or alcohol has the potential to become unhealthy. And when it does, it can destroy lives, families, and relationships.
Total elimination or abstinence isn’t always possible nor is it always a desired outcome. Many people want to be able to achieve a healthy balance in their life without eliminating the drug or alcohol use entirely.
Harm Reduction Therapy is designed to help you identify and adopt ways to reduce and cope with drug or alcohol use in a way that is manageable and sustainable in your life.