Psychology Club speaker: "Harm Reduction & Dealing with Drugs"

02/19/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
ATLC 211 (ATLC Auditorium)

The Cincinnati State Psychology Club invites all members of the College community to the presentation "Harm Reduction: The Missing Link in Dealing with Drugs," with guest speaker Dr. Perilou Goddard.

Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with drug use. Topics of discussion include:

  • Recognizing key principles and benefits of Harm Reduction practices
     
  • Contrasting the traditional U.S. approach to substance use problems with the Harm Reduction approach
     
  • Examining examples of how Harm Reduction pfactices can be applied to smoking, alcohol use, and opioid use

Dr. Goddard has been a professor of psychological science at Northern Kentucky University since 1989. Her research and teaching specialties are in drug policy, and she has presented her research across the U.S. and in six other countries.

Since 2014, she has worked with residents of the greater Cincinnati region to address the opioid crisis.

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