Aging Gracefully with Harm Reduction: Reducing Harm and Enhancing Well-Being
This session provides a non-clinical view of harm reduction, with a particular focus on its intersection with aging. The presenter draws upon her lived experiences from layered perspectives on substance use, mental well-being, HIV, and aging to review models and techniques supporting informed decision-making to define one’s personal view of harm reduction. The presentation includes a discussion of some behaviors that support as well as hinder smooth sustainability across one’s lifespan.
At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Discuss diverse views of harm reduction.
- Define principles of harm reduction as they apply to aging.
- Develop a multifaceted harm reduction plan with a focus on clients who are aging.
Faculty: Linda Scruggs, MHS, LPC, SME