Harm Reduction Counselor
Provide the substance using community the tools to reduce harms associated with high-risk behaviors and activities through education, engagement, and distribution of safer usage kits all through a trauma informed harm reduction lens. Distribution of works to people who use substances such as safer smoking, snorting, and/or injecting equipment and through the harm reduction center and/or the harm reduction van in a safe, culturally educated environment. Education on how to reduce risks suck has safer user practices, safer sex practices, and encouragement to engage in healthcare. Provide Naloxone education and distribution to equip the community the necessary tools to reduce community overdose fatality. Link all patients to necessary resources including, but not limited to, ARCH nurse, HIV STD HCV and pregnancy testing, shelter, food, primary health care, behavior health and substance use treatment. Educate larger communities on overdose prevention, harm reduction, HIV prevention, and health and wellness.
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