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In Too Deep: Harm Reduction and Nightlife

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Zoë Beery Harm reduction approaches are gaining increased acceptance as a valuable tool in saving lives and reducing the risks associated with drug use. Zoë will describe what harm reduction efforts look like at these events, which drugs are most commonly used at them, and what can be done to make these experiences less dangerous.

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Native Americans and Opioid Addiction: Understanding the Problem

Relias

That number included nearly 3% of all AI/AN youth between the ages of 12-17, indicating that Native Americans and opioid addiction will continue to be an issue in the coming years. Extreme hardship created susceptibility to addiction. These programs may lack sufficient resources for mental health and addiction treatment.

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How to Apply the Stages of Change Model to Addiction Treatment

Relias

In that time, researchers have found that the Stages of Change model can be useful when applied to addiction treatment. From helping individuals with substance use disorders to providing a framework to quit smoking, or any other addictive behavior, this model has proven efficacious. What is the Stages of Change model?

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Can Addiction Make People More Vulnerable To Illness?

Gateway Foundation

Addiction can have an immense impact on your physical health. Depending on the substance and severity, addiction can weaken your immune system and make you more vulnerable to illness, infection, and disease. If you or someone you know is struggling, recognizing how addiction affects health can help you decide when to seek help.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are resources for social workers

Social Work Blog

They also provide education around potential harm due to misuse and use treatment modalities that are flexible and work for both harm reduction and abstinence. Words Matter-Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction. Terms to consider using the reduce stigma and negative bias when talking about addiction.

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September is National Recovery Month: Supporting the Journey to Recovery 

Social Work Blog

FAVOR has developed a language that social workers and others can use to talk with the public and policymakers about recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. EP13: Facing the Opioid Crisis [Podcast]: Opioid addiction has become a public health crisis in the United States.

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September is National Recovery Month: Supporting the Journey to Recovery 

Social Work Blog

FAVOR has developed a language that social workers and others can use to talk with the public and policymakers about recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. He recommends that we look at the opioid addiction pandemic through a harm-reduction lens, rather than a punitive one.