In this lesson, Elizabet Cortez from Español Sin Límite, and I discuss Harm Reduction in Spanish. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, harm reduction is defined as interventions aimed to help people avoid the negative effects of drug use, namely infections and overdose.  It also allows us to meet people where they are with kindness and respect.

We discuss a recent Radio Ambulante episode, Sala de Consumo, which tells the story of two organizations in Mexico that use a harm reduction strategy by providing safe tools and a supervised setting for using drugs.

After the discussion, we practice some of the key vocabulary. 

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LEVEL – ADVANCED

TimeStamps

00:42 Introduction in English

02:32 Converstation with Eliza in Spanish

09:30 Vocabulary 

11:36 Closing 

Vocabulary

9:30

El trastorno por consumo de drogas
Substance use disorder

La reducción de daños
Harm reduction

La adicción
Addiction

La sobredosis
Overdose

La infección
Infection

El fentanilo
Fentanyl 

El opioide sintético
Synthetic opioid en

La naloxona
Naloxone

El antídoto
Antidote

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Special thanks to Elisabet Cortez, Espanol Sin Limité. Hasta la próxima!

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