Harm reduction strategies and tools should be accessible to everyone – regardless of location, time, and/or experience.
Resources and Tools
Language is foundational to how we understand and interact with ourselves and others. Unclear language can lead to confusion and inefficiencies, while stigmatizing and prejudicial language leads to harmful practices and dehumanizes people.
This month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced three funding opportunities to strengthen mental health and substance use systems and services for people with or affected by HIV:
This publication describes the recent trends of drug overdose deaths in the United States (U.S.) and the benefits of adopting harm reduction approaches.
Navigating the HIV and substance use systems of care presents a number of unique challenges, many of which can become more complex depending on a person’s housing, employment, mental health, or economic situation.
This guide offers considerations for how state agency staff can develop and maintain an accessible, HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD) service inventory. This guide can be used by state agency HIV and OUD staff to:
The growing opioid crisis across the United States has resulted in an increase in new HIV diagnoses.
Individuals who have HIV who also use drugs experience increased age-matched morbidity and mortality in comparison with those with HIV who do not use drugs.
This CDC report provides updated data related to HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs, documenting findings that underscore the need for low-barrier access to comprehensive and integrated needs-based syringe service programs for necessary prevention and
This PowerPoint slide deck reviews the foundations of harm reduction philosophy and practice, summarizes drug user health issues and trends, and aims to increase cultural competence and humility when working with people who use drugs.