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Harm Reduction is a movement for social justice built on belief in and respect for the rights of people who use drugs. We grow stronger together. Meet the Harm Reduction community.

If you love people who use drugs and want them to have access to programs that support their health and dignity, join the movement. All are welcome here.

Group of about 40 people sitting in chairs gathered in a circle, engaged in a discussion at the 12th National Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans
Credit: Nigel Brunsdon

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Whether you’re currently involved in the movement or just learning about it, events bring people together for dialogue and action.

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Substance Use 101 — Depressants
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar will review basic information about depressant use with a focus on why people use depressants, how they impact a person, and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used depressants and explain what they look like, how much they cost, how they a

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Pregnancy and Substance Use Office Hours: Toolkit Launch
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit (bit.ly/hrpregnancy)! APHR, NHRC, and toolkit collaborators and supporters will discuss the importance of this resource across the movement. This is the first webinar in a series of four, including Birth Workers Session (Oct 21st , ...
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#HarmRedNow Opening Plenary
10:00 am - 11:30 am
During this opening plenary, we want to be in community together to engage in conversation and reflection about what means to decolonize harm reduction and how it is connected to accountability and atonement within our movement. We will be joined in this reflexive conversation by:
  • Host: Monique Tula, Executive
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Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal — Part 1
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This two-part course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of harm reduction support for individuals who have experienced a reversal of an opioid overdose. These courses will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of futu

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Stigma and Boundaries for People Who Use Drugs
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 2-hour webinar will introduce the concepts of social inequalities faced by people who use drugs, the stigma they experience, and how this impacts their ability to access services.  Workshop participants are provided the opportunity to explore how current and former substance users experience the impact of stigm

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Pregnancy and Substance Use Office Hours: Birth Workers Session
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This panel will highlight how Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit (bit.ly/hrpregnancy) can enhance the work of birth workers, including the doula community. This is the second webinar in a series of four, followed by Programs on the Ground (Oct 28th, 4:30-6:00 pm ET) and finally Reckoning with the D , ...
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Hepatitis C Basics
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This one-day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
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Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal — Part 2
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This two-part course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of harm reduction support for with individuals who have experienced reversal of an opioid overdose. These courses will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of

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Stigma, COVID-19 and the Impact on Marginalized Communities — Part 1
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This 2 -hour virtual panel discussion is the FIRST of a TWO PART series examining the impact of stigma and COVID-19 on marginalized communities. The first part of the series will feature leaders of the largest harm reduction policy organizations in New York and the nation as well as representatives from New York City D , ...
Pregnancy and Substance Use Office Hours: Programs On the Ground
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us to hear from the badass harm reductionists on the ground working with (and as) parenting and pregnant people who use drugs. This session will highlight folks centering the health and dignity of people who use drugs and discuss how Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit (bit.ly/hrpregnancy) can be , ...
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