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hi, love your work, just wanted to comment on this line in your piece: “While terms like »harm reduction« frame drug use as necessarily harmful, spectrum frames sobriety as a base level, and everything else a modulation of that.”

Harm reduction does not frame drug use as necessarily harmful. It is used largely in reference to efforts to decrease the death toll of the opioid epidemic. The word means what it means: people deserve to do drugs without harm to their persons. There is no denying that there are health risks associated with drug use; people deserve access to the available means to help them use responsibly and safely.

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