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Harm Reduction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Considering Comorbid Disorders When Deciding Treatment Webinar

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Chemicals and Drugs | Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Library and Information Science | Medical Pharmacology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Public Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction


Harm reduction is a public health strategy that was developed initially for adults with substance use disorder for whom abstinence was not feasible. Harm reduction approaches have been effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in some adult populations. In this presentation "Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders" by Amy L. Harrington, MD, learn the specifics of what the term "harm reduction" means as it is applied in various settings. When a treatment plan is considered for a patient, it is important to understand if other medical conditions also exist in addition to the substance use disorder. How do co-morbid conditions affect treatment for substance use disorder? Understand why a "one size fits all" treatment strategy may not be successful.

Learning Objectives: Harm Reduction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Considering Co-morbid Disorders When Deciding Treatment

  • Learn about the philosophy of harm reduction as it relates to substance use disorders
  • Learn about harm reduction strategies used to minimize secondary harm from opioid use
  • Learn about how co-morbid disorders can affect substance use treatment


Substance Use Disorder, Harm Reduction, SUD, Medication Assisted Treatment, Addiction, Co-morbid disorders, Mental Health, Public Health and Addiction, Substance Abuse, Opioid, Vivitrol, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Naloxone, Narcan

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Part of a series of webinars on topics related to substance use disorders.



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