Science Night | Harm Reduction and the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has ravaged communities for more than two decades, contributing to over 800,000 overdose deaths in that time. Harm reduction offers novel and effective avenues helping people who use substances. Dr. Justin Jordan experienced the pain of this addiction crisis first hand as a professional counselor in rural Appalachia. He will discuss how we got here, redefining pathways to recovery, and a public health approach to opioid use.
College of Natural and Health Sciences