Harm Reduction & Addiction Medicine
What is harm reduction?
"A set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs (PWUD)"
-National Harm Reduction Coalition
We are a dual CHIP program and Interest Group committed to improving medical student education in addiction medicine and supporting people who use drugs (PWUD) in the community.
Contact one of our student leaders to learn more. We invite all medical students, faculty, and community members to provide their input and/or ideas for future events.
Provide opportunities for medical students to learn about the unique challenges and approaches to medical care for people who use drugs.
Work with established community partners to reduce the harm associated with opioid and other substance use
Challenge the stigma directed at people who use drugs
Advocate for patient-focused policies on substance use and recovery