The mission of the journal is to contribute to the development of nursing science and care practices in Turkey and internationally. It is also to promote and disseminate new knowledge and research data for evidence-based care practices at all levels of nursing services. The Journal of Nursing Care Research deals with Fundamentals of Nursing, Internal Medicine Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Child Health and Diseases Nursing, Mental Health and Diseases Nursing, Public Health Nursing and Management in Nursing and accepts articles on these topics.

A preventive mental health service for substance use disorder: harm reduction
Harm reduction is a pragmatic approach to reducing the harmful consequences of alcohol and drug use or other high-risk activities, including a variety of strategies, ranging from safer use to controlled use and abstinence. The primary goal of most harm reduction approaches is not to deny or condemn harmful behaviors by individuals, but to work with the individual or community to minimize the harmful effects of a particular behavior. The present review addresses some of the most recent developments related to harm reduction policy, prevention and treatment programs. This review aims to increase public awareness by presenting some of the current information and developments on harm reduction as a tertiary preventive mental health service for substance use disorders that concern all health professionals, especially psychiatrists, general practitioners, family medicine specialists, psychologists, social workers and nurses working in the field of dependence.

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