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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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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. When alcohol is consumed drinking in moderation is considered 2 drinks or less per day for men and 1 drink per day for women.

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How to Apply the Stages of Change Model to Addiction Treatment

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However, the Precontemplation stage offers optimism in treatment planning and the development of prevention and harm reduction programs. Conventional models of behavior change that focus on action and implementation often characterize individuals in this stage as resistant or lacking motivation to change.

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Native Americans and Opioid Addiction: Understanding the Problem

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To fight this epidemic, the Bad River Band of Chippewa implemented a holistic community-based harm reduction program to help people with addiction. By focusing foremost on reducing harm rather than just restricting use, it made strides in lowering overdose-related deaths. As a result, many resorted to heroin, then fentanyl.

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Can Addiction Make People More Vulnerable To Illness?

Gateway Foundation

You can also keep in mind a few harm-reduction tips. In residential treatment, you can appreciate 24/7 supervision and support for triggers so you can focus on getting better, lowering your risk of developing these illnesses. For example, never share equipment.

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Harm minimisation for self-harm: mixed-method analysis of electronic health care records finds it can be helpful

The Social Care Elf

Holly Crudgington reviews a mixed-methods analysis of electronic health records in secondary mental healthcare on harm minimisation for the management of self-harm. The post Harm minimisation for self-harm: mixed-method analysis of electronic health care records finds it can be helpful appeared first on National Elf Service.

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September is National Recovery Month: Supporting the Journey to Recovery 

Social Work Blog

He recommends that we look at the opioid addiction pandemic through a harm-reduction lens, rather than a punitive one. EP13: Facing the Opioid Crisis [Podcast]: Opioid addiction has become a public health crisis in the United States. David Stoecker, LCSW , is founder and director of Better Life in Recovery.

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