Harm Reduction Learning Institute
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These comprehensive and diverse resources cover a wide range of Harm Reduction topics, from addiction treatment to overdose prevention. The library contains resources, tools, and information on services for both healthcare providers and the community.

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  • Community Mapping and Identifying Priority Populations for HIV Prevention and Care

    This 2023 Community Mapping Toolkit for D.C. Organizations details how visualizing health disparities can help outreach programs for HIV prevention. The toolkit explores how community mapping can support your work, what goes into creating a community map, and how to use mapping tools that are available online.

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Reducing Harm When Using Drugs

This downloadable PDF provides general harm reduction tips for drug use and information on local harm reduction organizations in the Washington, DC area.

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Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

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Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, First Edition 2018

These prescribing guidelines address opioid use throughout the pain continuum with a particular focus on the critical treatment period during acute pain and recovery from surgeries and injuries.

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My Recovery DC

Treatment and recovery are part of the journey from addiction to health. MyRecovery is a public education campaign with an online service that helps DC residents who use opioids, alcohol, and other drugs find treatment and recovery services in their neighborhood.

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NAMI Basics OnDemand

NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other families who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DC

NAMI DC is the District of Columbia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization providing advocacy, education, support, and public awareness.

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National Harm Reduction Coalition

The National Harm Reduction Coalition promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities affected by drug use.

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National Suicide Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Dial 988 to get connected.

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Needle Exchange – NEX

Providers and locations in the District of Columbia that provide needle exchange and harm reduction services.

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NIDA Quick Screen

Details the NIDA Quick Screen with a reflex to NIDA-Modified ASSIST.

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NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse: Opioids

The NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse maintains a resource and information page on opioids, including articles on treatment, medications, overdose rates, and drug facts.

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Offering Naloxone to Patients

Here you will find information you need to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone rescue kits, including some useful resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.

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Opioid Awareness Campaign and Education

Opioid awareness and education in the DC metro area.

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