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September 29, 2023 Harm Reduction 101

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use substances.

Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence to meet substance users “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Because harm reduction demands that interventions and policies designed to serve substance users reflect specific individual and community needs, there is no universal definition of or formula for implementing harm reduction.

Unfortunately, due to the high demand and intimate nature of this training, space is limited and we are unable to issue any refunds if you are unable to attend.  

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This training provides four (8) hours of continuing education credits for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors and Social Workers.


Parking available in 677 Ala Moana Blvd for a flat rate of $10. Paid parking is also available at Lot C next to the UH Medical School. Limited metered street parking may be found on Ilalo Street in front of UH Medical School.