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There are many ways to overcome an addiction. Some people quit entirely, others move from problematic to non-problematic use by adopting safer and reduced use strategies. Some people change all at once while others change gradually via a series of small steps. Most people overcome addictions on their own. Harm reduction is a set of strategies to help keep people safe and alive and to foster and speed natural recovery from addiction. Dead addicts don't recover.