Category Archives: hams harm reduction network

Guidelines for HAMS Meetings

This is a draft of the HAMS guidelines which will be put before the board for finalization. We have found that the following guidelines are helpful for HAMS meetings, whether live, in a chat room, or by email: The tone … Continue reading

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HAMS at The Guyana Cultural Association

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I was fortunate enough to be invited by Dr. Juliet Emanuel George to present the HAMS book How to Change Your Drinking at the Guyanese Literary Hang in New York City, June 5, 2011.  The book was very well received … Continue reading

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Is AA Wrong For You?

Although many people find that 12 step groups such as AA or NA are helpful for their drug or alcohol problems, a growing body of evidence suggests that just as many people may be harmed by 12 step programs as … Continue reading

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Alcohol Harm Reduction Book

Harm reduction programs such as seat belts to reduce the damage from automobile accidents, clean needles to prevent the spread of HIV among injection drug user, and condoms distribution to prevent the spread of STDs and unwanted pregnancies have been … Continue reading

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How Effective is HAMS?

The HAMS alcohol harm reduction program has been closely modeled on other harm reduction programs which have proven efficacy such as seat belts for automobiles, clean needles for IV drug users, and condoms for safer sex. We also derive a … Continue reading

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How HAMS Split Off From MM

“Breaking up is hard to do.” It was quite inevitable that the harm reduction faction within Moderation Management (MM) would eventually split off from MM and move on to do its own thing. The events of the summer of 2006 … Continue reading

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To the wives

This title of course is a take on a chapter in the AA ‘Big Book”. 🙂  Everything that we are saying here holds true for any significant other or friend or family of any drinker–male or female. Here at HAMS … Continue reading

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