LEARN ABOUT HARM REDUCTION & LOCAL SYRINGE ACCESS PROGRAMS
Drug addiction is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental
illness. While some people can successfully manage their condition, others
don’t always have the resources, support or even the desire to seek
treatment. That’s where harm reduction can help.
Harm reduction programs do not aim to eliminate addiction, but strive to
diminish its damaging consequences and promote optimal health for people
who use drugs.
Come learn about Boulder County Public Health’s harm reduction strategies
and how its
Works Program — a needle exchange — is helping to reduce the risk of infectious
disease among Boulder County residents who inject drugs.
When: Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd. (1st floor conference
room) Parking available in the adjacent parking structure.
Speaker: Carol Helwig, program coordinator with Boulder County Public Health
bchlectures.org/harmreduction • 303-415-4212
Light refreshments served.