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Addressing Overdose, Death, Disease and Injury: Why It's Important to Support Harm Reduction

This webinar was hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) in March of 2022

Webinar Description: This has been the deadliest year on record for overdose deaths and yet we have many tools that can save loved ones. This webinar is designed to help you understand what harm reduction is, why it can save lives, and the steps communities and families can take to prevent the often-deadly outcomes of the opioid epidemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define harm reduction
  • Describe why harm reduction can help reduce overdoses, disease and death
  • Identify tools and materials that can reduce the risks associated with substance use within family and community settings
  • Learn how one family has applied harm reduction principles and tools with a loved one

Guest Presenters:

  • Pattie Vargas, Mother, Author, and Blogger with personal experience in substance use disorders
  • Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C. Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Developer, Partnership to End Addiction

Access the recording here.

Access the presentation slides here.


Related Topics

  • Recovery
  • Substance Use
  • Addiction
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