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.

Upcoming Events:


Past Events:

Naloxone and Safer-Use Kit Packing for Sonoran Prevention Works


Learning Session & Discussion: Harm Reduction in Healthcare & Beyond

Faculty Advisor: 

Maria Manriquez, M.D., FACOG, FASAM

Director, Pipeline Admissions Program & UME Addiction Medicine Education

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Club Leadership:

Tori Damore, MS3 damore12@arizona.edu

Saul Favila, MS3 sfavila@arizona.edu

Tony Gaidici, MS1 gaidici@arizona.edu

Mission Statement: