Recovery Science and Harm Reduction Reading Group (New England Region 1)
Contact us at NewEnglandATTC@brown.edu
In February 2023, the New England ATTC Harm Reduction Coordinator, Siena Napoleon, will co-host a meeting of the Recovery Science and Harm Reduction Reading Group in partnership with RICARES, a leading recovery community organization in Rhode Island. This will be the first of a new series of reading group meetings beginning in 2023. Although the group will be re-launched in 2023, the group will continue its mission of bringing together a range of individuals from both within and outside the academic communities (e.g., people with lived experience, service providers, family and friends, academics, students) to discuss recent news or scientific articles and their implications for harm reduction and/or recovery science. The topic for February's reading group will be "Xylazine and Overdoses: Trends, Concerns, and Recommendations.” A lay summary of the journal article to be discussed will be provided to attendees and our discussion will be joined by guest speaker Dr. Cara Zimmerman, MD, MBA, Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine Physician.