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Embracing Change: Providing Program Specific Harm Reduction Technical Assistance

HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy. Four circle icon images: blue is Primary Prevention, yellow is harm reduction, teal is evidence based treatment, purple is recovery support

ATTC Embracing Change blog series post from Mid-America ATTC

SAMHSA defines Harm Reduction as “a comprehensive approach to addressing substance use disorders through prevention, treatment, and recovery where individuals who use substances set their own goals. Harm reduction organizations incorporate a spectrum of strategies that meet people “where they are” on their own terms and may serve as a pathway to additional prevention, treatment, and recovery services.” 

SAMHSA is increasingly encouraging the integration of harm reduction philosophy and programming in drug treatment and prevention programs. In response, the Mid-America ATTC partnered with Katie Burk, MPH, a managing consultant from Facente Consulting, to launch a harm reduction consultation pilot program in early 2022.  

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November 3, 2022
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