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Integrating Harm Reduction into the Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

The philosophy and implementation of harm reduction is a critical and effective approach to engage people who use drugs (PWUD), decrease risk of overdose and improve overall health and wellbeing. Harm reduction is not a new concept – these proven approaches have been used for decades to improve the health of PWUD as well as other areas of health and wellness, such as managing chronic health conditions like diabetes and depression.

Join us on Thursday, October 13 at 1 p.m. ET for Integrating Harm Reduction into the Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum. This webinar will begin to explore how substance use disorder treatment providers can utilize harm reduction strategies to support PWUD and more effectively address and treat addiction.

We will discuss the wide spectrum of harm reduction strategies that support the mantra of meeting people “where they are” with compassion and humility. We’ll also provide specific skills and approaches to implement harm reduction strategies into existing practices.

By attending the webinar, you will:

  • Explore the philosophy of harm reduction.

  • Learn how harm reduction furthers health equity, supports health engagement and enhances patient and client retention.

  • Learn specific harm reduction approaches that can be integrated into existing practice to help support PWUD and people with substance use disorders.

  • Learn how harm reduction approaches and philosophies support people in recovery, enhance engagement in treatment and elevate the effectiveness of existing evidenced-based practices.

Presenter: Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW, Principal, NSI Strategies


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