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Harm Reduction and Recovery Support Services: Complementing and Supporting Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders (On-Demand)

Presenter(s): Elizabeth Burden, MS, Senior Advisor, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Target Audience: This activity is designed for medical and behavioral health providers, psychologists, social workers, peer recovery support specialists, and allied health professionals. This activity is accredited for physicians, physician assistant, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, interprofessional teams, and other health professionals.

Credit designations available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, SW CE credit, Pharmacy CE credit, IPCE credit

Webinar Description: In 2020, 41.1 million Americans needed substance use treatment, but less than 10% received care. Though significant structural barriers to treatment exist, many individuals also may not be ready to engage in treatment yet. Harm reduction strategies can help prevent overdose and sustain engagement with those individuals until they are ready for treatment. Additionally, recovery support services can help facilitate long-term recovery during and after treatment and enhance quality of life though a recovery-oriented system of care. This webinar will discuss how harm reduction and recovery support services can be integrated to support medications for addiction treatment and enhance care for people with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives:

  • Summarize the differences between the acute care treatment model and the recovery-oriented system of care model
  • Recognize the research that supports recovery-oriented and harm reduction approaches
  • Describe the role harm reduction practices and recovery support services can play in supporting clinical use of medications for addiction treatment (MAT)
  • Identify strategies to implement and sustain harm reduction practices and recovery support services within SUD treatment provider organizations
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 18, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 PA-CME Credit
1 Other Professionals Credit
1 Social Work (ACE) Credit
1 Nursing Credit
1 Pharmacy Credit
1 IPCE Credit
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

Funding for this initiative was made possible by cooperative agreement no. 1H79TI086770 and grant no. 1H79TI085588 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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