Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health
 

Reducing Harm When Using Drugs

This resource provides general harm reduction tips for drug use and information on local harm reduction organizations.

 

Stimulants and Psychosis: Etiology, Epidemiology, and Management

This course highlights the prevalence and causes of stimulant-based psychosis, describes how to care for a patient experiencing stimulant-based psychosis, and provides resources for individuals who experience this type of psychosis.

 

Stimulants and Psychosis: Prescription Stimulant Misuse and Abuse

This course gives providers the tools necessary to better identify prescription stimulant misuse and abuse and how to address these concerns before they develop into chronic issues.

 

Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use: Strategies for Addressing Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal

This course discusses the addiction hypothesis behind cocaine and methamphetamine use in order to provide strategies for addressing intoxication and withdrawal.

 

Resource Guide for Washington, DC Organizations

This resource guide lists organizations in Washington, DC that offer assistance in areas including housing, harm reduction, safer sex and STI testing, food, clothing, legal, health care, and social support.

 

Needs of Returning Citizens with Substance Use Disorders

This module covers the various health and social needs of previously incarcerated individuals with substance use disorders upon returning home to their Washington, D.C. communities.

 

Nutrition for Pain Management

This module reviews the impact of diet and chronic illness on pain. It assists providers by improving their ability to discuss various evidence-based diets that can help to alleviate pain.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mind-Body Techniques in Addressing Pain

This module introduces two non-pharmacological approaches for addressing pain: CBT and mind-body techniques. These techniques are examined for effectiveness and explored in depth to enable learners to utilize these approaches in practice.

 

Acupuncture, Massage, and Self-Care

This module examines three related non-pharmacological approaches to pain management.

 

Harm Reduction Approaches for Providers Addressing Opioid Use

This module identifies and discusses relevant harm reduction techniques for people who use opioids, including people who use injectable drugs. The module will address how to hold patient-centered clinical conversations, incorporating harm reduction techniques. These strategies are then applied to a case study.