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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Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented System of Care Toolkit

The Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented System of Care Toolkit, gives actionable guidance to create a framework to implement trauma-informed and recovery-focused initiatives, along with scripts, tools, concrete strategies, and recommendations for your community.

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U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division’s Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

Use this search utility to find public disposal locations for controlled substances.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safe Opioid Disposal – Remove the Risk Outreach Toolkit

Remove the Risk Toolkit raises awareness of the serious dangers of keeping unused opioid pain medication in the home and provides information about the safe disposal of these medicines.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use. That Task Force found that clinicians should ask adults about their drug use and connect people who have a problem to care.

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Understanding Drug Overdoses and Deaths

Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. Learn more about the opioid overdose epidemic.

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Us Helping Us / People Into Living, Inc.

For over 30 years, Us Helping Us has been providing innovative care and services to improve the health and well-being of Black, gay men. We work every day to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in the entire Black community by providing care to anyone who walks through our door.

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Validation of a Brief Measure of Opioid Dependence: The Rapid Opioid Dependence Screen (RODS)

This study reports on the initial validation of the RODS among a sample of 97 newly incarcerated, HIV-positive individuals.

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Van Asher’s Fentanyl Test Strip Video

Informative video on the correct way to use test strips to detect Fentanyl in drugs.

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WestMinster Presbyterian Church

Harm Reduction at Westminster is a Prevention, Education, Coordination: Educate District residents and stakeholders on opioid use disorder, its risk, and harm reduction approach through coordination community efforts.

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