EP54 Harm Reduction with guest Lara Okoloko, LCSW

Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
EP54 Harm Reduction with guest Lara Okoloko, LCSW

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. It incorporates a spectrum of strategies that includes safer use, managed use, abstinence, meeting people who use drugs “where they’re at,” and addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Harm reduction is critical to keeping people who use drugs alive and as healthy as possible. 
Some of the topics discussed in this episode:
The 8 principles of harm reduction
Examples of harm reduction strategies for family members
How harm reduction helps with stigma
Links from this episode:
Lara Okolo's Website
Article by Pat Denning about Harm Reduction in The Journal of Clinical Psychology
The National Harm Reduction Coalition
Episodes to listen to next:
Episode 35 Releasing Judgement
Episode 36 What to do about all the lies
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