Harm Reduction

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In episode eight, we are debunking the myth “Methadone or suboxone are no different than heroin.” Our host, Tim Light, welcomes co-host Savannah Eley, Opioid Prevention Specialist with Southeastern Utah Health Department; Dr. Lauren Prest of Moab Regional Hospital; Garth Mullins from the Crackdown podcast; and Dr. Erin Madden, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University. The group discusses the science of and the stigma associated with MAT options used to treat opioid use disorder.

 

DEBUNKED: A Look At How Harm Reduction Has Evolved In Utah

Jul 30, 2020

 

Mindy Vincent started Utah’s first syringe exchange program in 2016. 

That was right after the state legalized it. 

 

“People were appalled,” said Vincent, founder of the non-profit Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. “People were like, ‘oh my gosh, you’re gonna do what? You’re gonna enable drug use. What kind of craziness is this?’” 

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In episode seven, we are debunking the myth "The only legitimate treatment for addiction is abstinence."