Harm Reduction Resources

These resources provide quick and accessible information for the general public on important topics relating to substance use, mental health, and stigma. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur before the child reaches the age of 18. Trauma Informed Practices (TIPs) is a strengths-based approach grounded in an understanding of the impact of trauma and creates opportunities to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. For more information on ACEs and TIPs, click here.

Empathic strain is a term used to describe the emotional and physical exhaustion experienced by individuals who provide care and support to others, particularly in high-stress and emotionally demanding professions. Learn more about empathic strain here.

Harm reduction aims to provide individuals with knowledge to make safe and informed choices and reduce the negative consequences associated with drug use. Learn more about harm reduction, including information about naloxone and where you can find naloxone kits here

Stigma is when someone sees a person, or a group negatively, because of a shared attribute they have. Learn more about stigma here.