Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

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.

Learning Objectives:

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 

Launch Date

July 19, 2023

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No credit is offered for this training.


There is no cost for this training.

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