If harm reduction is the goal, an addicted patient who learns to use drugs less is a success story, whereas for most therapists this is failure. Also, a woman who stays with a drug addict but learns better ways to deal with the situation is a therapeutic success story, at least in part. According to many traditional ways of looking at the situation, she is aiding him in drug use and should leave the relationship. Further, in harm reduction, you try to help patients, regardless of what they are like. In many traditional approaches, you refuse to do therapy with a drug user unless the user first becomes abstinent. In this traditional approach, many people who cannot or will not give up the drug use are lost from therapy and thus from possible help. Therefore, the harm reduction approach is a radical view for treating drug usage, addictions, and dually diagnosed clients who have both a substance use disorder and a mental disorder.