Save the Date! 2014 Harm Reduction Conference on November 7



The Tipping Point

Honolulu Community College in Honolulu


Jpeg ConferenceHarm Reduction is a philosophy and set of strategies for working with individuals engaged in potentially harmful behaviors. The main objective is to reduce the potential dangers and health risks associated with such behaviors, even for those who are not willing or able to completely stop. Harm reduction uses a non-judgmental, holistic and individualized approach to support incremental change to increase the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The tipping point is the time when many small changes become significant enough to create larger, more important changes. Many in Hawaii and across the country feel we are at the tipping point in our response to drug use, drug users and recovery. A collaboration of service providers, community organizations, and concerned citizens will convene for a one-day interactive conference to discuss ways of developing more holistic and culturally appropriate evidence-based interventions in the context of harm reduction practice. Conference Topics include, but are not limited to:

Housing first, homelessness & drug use

Harm reduction and recovery

Trauma informed care

Youth and drug use

Marijuana and medicinal cannabis

Drugs and sex work

Prescription drugs and overdose

Self-care for harm reduction workers

Kupuna and drug use

Overview of harm reduction

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