The above link is to an hour long video. What do y'all think of the harm reduction movement? I have mixed feelings. Is it just the mother of all enabling behaviors, normalizing unhealthy behaviors? Or is it a way to keep these extreme addicts alive long enough that they might find healing and health?
Some of the messages in this video were troubling to me...like "teaching" a relatively new IV user *how* to safely shoot up. Or the thought that "we want to save your life, not fix you."
I am most certainly NOT there. I want her fixed. I want her whole and healthy and vibrant and off drugs forever more. I am learning to be patient with the process she has to go through to get there....but I want her saved AND fixed. Is that too much to ask? Certainly, just because I am not there, doesn't mean they are wrong. Maybe this is something I need to look at more closely.
I saw another video of a Christian nurse sharing her thoughts on harm reduction and her times of even injecting clients when they were unable to safely do it themselves. Again, I have mixed feelings, but Christ met the sinners in their sin and He changed their lives by just His touch. His love, compassion, and acceptance broke their hearts and opened them up to accepting the gifts He was offering. Is this something similar to that? Accepting broken people where they are, meeting them in their disease, in their times of irrational thinking and extending a hand to eventually bring them to wholeness?