An introduction to the principles of harm reduction and how they are used to support people who use drugs. Provides a practical set of strategies for workers and peers and enhances foundational understanding of harm reduction in Urgent Public Health Needs Site (UPHNS).
Introduction to a model of practice that recognizes the impact of trauma and its relationship to substance use. Strategies and resources to help peers and staff safely respond to the people and prevent re-traumatization.
Information to help people understand substance use occurring together with mental health issues. Practical knowledge to help workers and service providers empathize and respond to the complex challenges that UPHNS users face.
An introduction to substance use and the types of drugs that people may use in an OPS. Provides a basic understanding of some of the environmental and societal conditions that impact substance use, and the effects of drugs on the people who use them.
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This initiative is funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addiction Program. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.
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