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Recorded on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 

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This webinar is sponsored by Halcyon Health.


Historically, approaches to substance use treatment have been binary. Someone uses or they do not. While these approaches can be effective for some, for others they feel punitive or unrealistic. A harm reduction approach views substance use as being on a continuum and seeks to meet people where they are at. Harm reduction respects individual choice and operates with the mission of keeping people alive while encouraging positive change in their lives. This webinar will provide ideas and insights so treatment providers can incorporate harm reduction techniques and principles into their work with clients. Attendees will hear inspirational stories and will discover tangible techniques to support those with a substance use disorder to live safer and more empowered lives.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the continuum of use and how it may benefit clients.
  • Participants will be able to list substance specific harm reduction strategies.
  • Participants will be able to apply harm reduction techniques to the clinical setting.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.


Kimberly May, LPC-S, LMFT, is the founder of Substance Use Therapy in Austin, TX. She worked for many years in harm reduction providing counseling services to those receiving medication assisted treatment. In addition, May worked for the local mental health authority managing programs in the Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). In this role, she established IDD crisis programs and developed and implemented training for law enforcement about how to better serve the IDD population. At Substance Use Therapy, May specializes in serving individuals, couples, and families whose lives have been impacted by drugs and alcohol. She works from a harm reduction model to support people wherever they identify themselves on the continuum of use.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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