Principles of Harm Reduction

This educational resource provides a 2-page description of the principles of harm reduction. The handout outlines 8 key ideas that are key to the harm reduction practice, and discusses key concepts in understanding the risk, mindset, and setting that can be considered when understanding what might promote or reduce risk for an individual. Continue reading

Situating the Continuum of Overdose Risk in the Social Determinants of Health: A New Conceptual Framework

This article presents a new conceptual framework for understanding the opioid crisis by describing factors that escalate risk for drug use, addiction, and overdose and proposes six policy strategies to address the epidemic’s root causes and deescalate risk. The framework promotes a comprehensive approach that recognizes the social determinants of health and shifts public policy from punishment to a public health approach. Continue reading

Understanding Drug Related Stigma

This website is the home page for the Harm Reduction Coalition’s training program on Understanding Drug-Related Stigma. The site includes information about obtaining a training as well as training materials, which are also included in CLOUD. Continue reading

Naloxone Training Video

This 4 minute video from the Baltimore Department of Health explains how to recognize an overdose and how to administer Naloxone to reverse the overdose. Part of Baltimore City’s Don’t Die campaign. Continue reading

What is Naloxone?

This 3 minute video from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows how Naloxone works to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The video explains the science behind how opioids work in the body and how Naloxone works to reverse opioid overdose. Continue reading

Reverse Overdose Oregon

Reverse Overdose Oregon’s website provides information for patients, caregivers and citizens on obtaining and learning how to use naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. It also includes employee training materials, a media guide and includes Spanish language resources. Continue reading

Stop Overdose

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. Continue reading