MAINE HARM REDUCTION CONFERENCE

The annual Maine Harm Reduction Conference offers an opportunity for folks across the state at all levels of engagement and knowledge about harm reduction philosophies to get engaged. Workshops and other sessions offered give attendees more in-depth knowledge around how harm reduction looks in action as well as how they can be involved.

2018 CONFERENCE

2017 CONFERENCE

2016 CONFERENCE

May 2016 | Lewiston, ME

The fourth annual conference provided workshops and sessions that focused on our capacities around:

  • Enhancing understanding of the connection between social structure, stigma, drug use and recovery

  • Providing practical knowledge, skills, attitudes and tools around the provision of health care services for people who use drugs

  • Enhancing understanding of new and controversial harm reduction strategies

  • Providing practical and theoretical knowledge concerning the role of law enforcement and civil servants in harm reduction

2016 CONFERENCE

May 2015 | Augusta, ME

The 2015 conference included an exciting line-up of local and national speakers that covered topics including:

  • Harm Reduction Policy and Advocacy

  • Building an Affirming Practice

  • Topics in Health for People Who Use Drugs

The keynote address from Jon Zibbell, PhD, discussed culture, stigma, drug use behaviors and health outcomes, including infectious disease.

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