Foundational Fridays – Drugs 101

This 2 -hour webinar is a part of our Foundational Fridays Series every Friday from noon – 2 pm from April 2022-June 2022. This webinar focuses on basic knowledge about the drugs that are commonly used by participants in Syringe Service Programs (SSPs). We will review basic information about how drugs are used, why they are used, and ways to reduce the harms of using drugs. The training will provide an overview of how to engage program participants/clients in conversations about how they are using drugs and potential harms that can be reduced. Webinar participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experiences.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe types of drugs commonly used.
  • Discuss factors surrounding drug use.
  • List three harm reduction ideas to reduce drug-related risk.

Trainers: Mike Selick (he/him), Associate Director of Capacity Building, and Taylor Edelmann (he/him), LGBTQIA+ Health & Harm Reduction Manager

Prerequisite: None, but viewing our Foundations of Harm Reduction is highly recommended

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  


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