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Stop Overdose

Source: University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Instititute

This website from the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute is devoted to helping individuals and communities prevent and respond to opioid overdose in the state.

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Educating Clients on Safer Injection Practices

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

This 7 minute video titled “Educating Clients on Safer Injection Practices” from a clinician at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction describes the need for educating patients about safe injection practices including

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COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs

Source: Harm Reduction Coalition

This Harm Reduction Coalition web page provides guidance for people who use drugs for coping during the Covid-19 public health emergency. It includes Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic language versions of the information.

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Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19

Source: Yale Program in Addiction Medicine

This 3 page document from the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine provides guidance in managing the Covid-19 public health crisis for people who use drugs.

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Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Source: Harm Reduction Coalition

This 2 page guide for patients and caregivers provides harm reduction strategies for people who use drugs during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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She Literally Saved My Life: How the LEAD Program in Seattle is Helping Those in Crisis

Source: Arnold Ventures

This 3 minute video features the story of an individual who was assisted by Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. It includes interviews with case managers, law enforcement officers, and recipients of service and explains how the program improves outcomes for individuals in the community.

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Changing Course in the Overdose Crisis: Moving from Punishment to Harm Reduction and Health

Source: Vera Institute of Justice

This guide from the Vera Institute of Justice details harm reduction strategies to address problematic drug use for the criminal justice system. The report includes a brief history of how the current drug overdose crisis developed and an overview of the development and consequences of the “war on drugs.”

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Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard: Overdose Reversal and Other Forms of Harm Reduction

Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) Addiction Evidence Project

This 2018 report from the Ohio Health Policy Institute describes policy changes implemented between 2013 and 2018 to address overdose reversal and other harm reduction efforts. The report includes a scorecard indicating the extent Ohio is implementing evidence-based harm reduction strategies and offers suggestions for policy improvements.

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Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT): Approach to Harm Reduction

Source: Dr. Honora Englander

This resource serves as a guide to speaking with patients who use drugs about harm reduction strategies such as safe injection tips, HIV prevention and prophylaxis, and naloxone to treat opioid overdose. It is one of the protocols and tools developed for Oregon Health & Science University’s Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) program which provides addiction medicine consultations to patients treated in the hospital who have a diagnosis of substance use disorder.

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Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT): Template for Relapse Prevention Plan

Source: Dr. Honora Englander

This guide speaks with patients who use drugs about harm reduction strategies such as safe injection tips, HIV prevention and prophylaxis, and naloxone to treat opioid overdose. It is one of the protocols and tools developed for Oregon Health & Science University’s Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) program, which provides addiction medicine consultations to patients treated in the hospital who have a diagnosis of substance use disorder.

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