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Learn about substance use and its effects.
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Did you know?
Getting good prenatal care is the single most important thing you can do to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Prenatal care can eliminate many of the risks associated with substance use.

El-Mohandes A, Herman AA, Nabil El-Khorazaty M, Katta PS, White D, Grylack L.
Prenatal care reduces the impact of illicit drug use on perinatal outcomes. J Perinatol 2003;23:354–60.

What is Harm Reduction?
Any behavior that carries risks can be made safer.
"Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs."
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Download the toolkit we created in collaboration
with the National Harm Reduction Coalition.
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Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction

PO Box 820006

Portland, OR  97282

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DISCLAIMER:

The information on this site and in our presentations is offered as public health education.

It does not replace getting individualized care with licensed medical professionals.


The purpose of Harm Reduction is not to encourage or condone the use of substances.


Our purpose is to educate patients and providers so they can make informed decisions.

 

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