Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

Harm Reduction and Family

This training provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of harm reduction and its practical application in daily life.


Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: The Seven Therapeutic Tasks, Skills and Strategies

Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy consists of seven therapeutic tasks: managing the therapeutic alliance, the therapeutic relationship heals, enhancing self-management, assessment as treatment, embracing ambivalence, harm reduction goal setting and personalized planning for positive change.


The New Paradigm in Addiction Treatment: Introduction to Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP), Clinical Rationale, Theory and Technique

Drawing on relational, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapies, IHRP techniques are uniquely tailored to each person. A central focus on therapeutic alliance and relationship creates a safe context in which to clarify the meanings and functions of risky and addictive behavior, enhance self-regulation and develop alternative healthier, self-affirming solutions.


TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.


The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/AA population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.


PCSS Resources for Health Professionals, Patients and Community

These resources for treating OUD and chronic pain were developed for health professionals, patients, family members and significant others of patients and the general community to learn more about the evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorders and the treatment of chronic pain.


Essentials of Opioid Use Disorder: A Resource for Hepatologists and Infectious Disease Specialists Managing HCV and/or HIV Infection

Download this PDF guide outlining key information on identifying and treating opioid use disorder among patients with HIV and or HCV infection.


Clinical Mentoring for Treating OUD

The overarching goal of PCSS is to provide the most effective evidence-based clinical practices in preventing OUD through proper opioid prescribing practices, identifying patients with OUD, and the treatment of opioid use disorder.


American Society of Addiction Medicine: Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

This resource provides guidance about the effective use of drug testing in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and promotion of recovery for patients with, or at risk for, addiction.


HHS Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics

HHS’s guide on dosage reduction, tapering, or discontinuation of long-term opioid analgesics.