Why we need to talk about harm reduction on World AIDS Day.
The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) has released the following bulletin in response to growing concern about the drug Krocodil.
A new best practice recommendations document is now available for harm reduction programs that provide services to people who use drugs and are at risk for HIV, HCV and other harms. This document was created to help Canadian programs keep pace with the most up to date scientific evidence related to harm reduction.
Presented by Carol Strike, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
The goal of this webinar is to help service providers familiarize themselves with the recommendations and supporting evidence.
The recommendations address the following topics:
• needle and syringe distribution;
• other injection equipment distribution;
• safer crack cocaine smoking equipment distribution;
• disposal and handling of used drug use equipment;
• safer drug use education; and
• education and naloxone distribution in opioid overdose prevention
This webinar is for service providers, community members and policy makers who would like to become familiar with the newest best practice recommendations for Canadian harm reduction programs that serve people who use drugs and are at risk for HIV, HCV and other harms.