Harm reduction is a public health approach that offers practical strategies and realistic options for people who use drugs.
It acknowledges that drug use will never be eliminated and seeks to reduce the harms associated with drug use and the discrimination against people who use drugs.
This course provides an in-depth understanding of how to work with people who use drugs through a harm reduction lens.
In this training, you’ll learn the core principles of harm reduction and how it can build connections with people who use drugs and people engaged in sex work.
You’ll learn to listen without judgment, create space for honest dialogue, and develop trust and openness. With that foundation established, you'll learn effective strategies to support people who use drugs.
Upon completion of this training, you will have learned the following:
- Identify and define harm reduction, its history in the US, and the principles of its use
- Learn effective strategies to work with people who use drugs
- Understand how drug use impacts access to services
- Gain knowledge of harm reduction strategies that promote open and non-judgmental communication when engaging people with:
- Opiate use disorders
- Cocaine use disorders
- Alcohol use disorders
- Methamphetamine use disorders
- Nicotine use disorders
This self-study, self-paced addiction counselor training includes videos, SlideShare documents, PdFs, Case Studies, short quizzes to test your knowledge, etc.
You can access a certified professional trainer by email, phone, or virtual meeting.
Our online training courses provide high-quality, affordable education and training in the comfort of your home, favorite cafe, or anywhere you choose to study.
Once you purchase your training, you'll receive an email with your access code, log in, and begin.
Your courses are available 24/7, and your initial cost covers all educational materials provided with your purchase—no hidden fees.
Once you complete the training and the final assessment, you'll receive your certificate of completion.
You will receive 6 CASAC renewal or NAADAC credit hours for participating in and completing this training.
CASAC renewal-OASAS approved education provider # 0415
NAADAC approved education provider #254148
This program has been approved for Educational Enhancement, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. Educational Enhancement is responsible for all aspects of the programming as an OASAS-approved education provider.
We're confident that you'll find our training enjoyable. Yet, if it doesn't resonate with you, there's no need to fret. Within a week, a full refund is there for the taking. And if you change your mind within the next 15 days, we'll still meet you halfway, returning half of your investment. It's our way of honoring your journey and ensuring you feel supported every step of the way.