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Harm reduction: the former addict helping forces divert offenders

A former drugs user who trains officers in harm reduction and vulnerabilities around addiction says new cohorts are looking at the issue "with open eyes".

Harm reduction: the former addict helping forces divert offenders

Date - 3rd March 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
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George Charlton has worked with Northumbria and Durham Police for almost 20 years to try to reform the way the forces perceive those impacted by addiction by sharing his lived experience of using drugs. Mr Charlton described his childhood as...
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