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Webinar: A Primer on Harm Reduction and Medication of Addiction Treatment
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Webinar: A Primer on Harm Reduction and Medication of Addiction Treatment

 Export to Your Calendar 10/27/2020
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Erin Fanning Madden, PhD, MPH; indy Vincent, MSW, LCSW, MPA
Contact: Corina Hill
(850) 878-2196

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Harm reduction interventions, such as syringe distribution and naloxone trainings, are sometimes criticized and accused of promoting substance use. However, harm reduction approaches are shown in many studies to improve health and social outcomes among people who use drugs. This training introduces participants to the principles of harm reduction and explores how harm reduction and treatment can complement each other. The course provides an overview of harm reduction and medication treatment interventions, especially focusing on services for people who inject drugs and people who use opioids. Interventions explored in the webinar will include syringe services programs, safe consumption sites, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.  Who Should Attend?

This webinar is designed for medical staff, emergency department staff, clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention and wellness staff, public health practitioners, community coalitions, and criminal justice staff.

Presented by:

Dr. Madden is a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Her research explores substance use among marginalized populations (e.g., people of color, low-income and rural populations), and social factors affecting healthcare for people who use drugs. She has published research on primary care programs for people with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, racial and ethnic differences in naloxone prescriptions, and professional attitudes towards medications for opioid use disorders. Dr. Madden received her doctorate in medical sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master of public health degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. 

Ms. Vincent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health and addiction treatment and is the founder and Executive Director of the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. She started the first legal syringe exchange in the state of Utah, and has done extensive work in harm reduction, drug policy, opioid overdose prevention, awareness and treatment and continues to work to educate the community, stakeholders and policymakers about therapeutic substance use and harm reduction. Ms. Vincent is certified in psychedelic assisted therapy as well as several other cognitive behavioral and trauma therapies. Mindy is also the host of the podcast "Therapeutic Madness" and owns a private practice, Life Changes Counseling, in Heber City, Utah. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University and earned her Masters of Social Work and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.



Up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided at no cost for individuals meeting the attendance requirements and complete the training evaluation.
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