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Intersecting Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Services: Exploring the Characteristics and Service Needs of a Community-based Sample of People Who Use Drugs

About the Course

This article investigates the integration of substance use treatment and harm reduction services for people who use drugs (PWUD). Historically, these services have operated independently. The study assesses the alignment of treatment and harm reduction offerings from a multistate sample of providers with the characteristics and needs of clients during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Intersecting Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Services: Exploring the Characteristics and Service Needs of a Community-based Sample of People Who Use Drugs created by Noa Krawczyk, PhD et al. in 2023.

Publication Date:

Harm Reduct J. 2022; 19: 95. 2022

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Noa Krawczyk, PhD
Dr. Krawczyk is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and a member of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy. Her research focuses on substance use, opioids, overdose, health services, mental health, criminal justice and treatment. Her works have been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Sean T. Allen, DrPH
Dr. Allen is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of American Health. His research interest include topics that inform drug policies and eliminate health disparities among people who inject drugs. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Tiara Totten
Tiara Totten is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor with more than nine years of experience working with adolescents and adults utilizing person-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals achieve optimal wellness. She has extensive experience in individual therapy, group therapy and supervision and is currently working on her PsyD in clinical psychology.

Recommended For:

Counselors, addiction specialist, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the Integration of Treatment and Harm Reduction Services
  2. Evaluate Service Delivery Discrepancies
  3. Explore Strategies for Comprehensive Service Provision

Disclosure to Learners

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Tiara Totten

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103389
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