Harm Reduction is (in this context) a pragmatic approach to drug use that aims to meet users where they are. This involves giving advice to improve the health situation of the individual without forcing the need for change.

This doesn’t mean not trying to help people stop using drugs it just means that the focus is on working with the immediate issues as a priority (eg overdose interventions, wound care etc… you know.. the stuff that helps people stay alive). You can find out more about harm reduction on the website of Harm Reduction International.