March, 30, 2022. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project (now part of HRiA’s BeHERE Initiative), held their 11th successful summit, Housing as Harm Reduction: Exploring Models to Support People Who Use Drugs. Behavioral health service providers from across Massachusetts gathered to hear from expert speakers on the complex intersections that exist for unhoused people who use drugs, including keynote Brendan Little, former founding Policy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services. Mr. Little spoke about his own experience as a runaway youth who was homeless and used drugs.
Audience: Providers, Substance Use Services, General Public