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This paper provides an overview of the context, definition, and key features of the harm reduction approach, and provides several examples of current programs in various countries. Both licit and illicit drugs are included in these illustrations. Some of the critical issues, and the strategies needed to advance harm reduction, are discussed. [Translations(More)
This study assesses the validity and reliability of a province-wide survey on drug use by high school students in Nova Scotia in 1991. The Nova Scotia instrument was derived from the prototype provided in the Canadian guidelines for self-reported adolescent drug use surveys. To our knowledge, this is the first study on the validity and reliability of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and context of alcohol use in the deaths of children and youth reviewed by the BC Children's Commission. METHODS In 489 case reviews of BC children and youth, we examined the role that alcohol may have had at the time of death or whether there was a history of alcohol use either by the deceased child or another person(More)
Despite significant growth in the number of corporate wellness programs during the past decade, their full potential for improving health and reducing corporate health costs has yet to be realized. Most small firms still fail to offer any health promotion programs to their workers and many programs presently in place are poorly organized and fail to address(More)
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