Welcome Peer mentor programme Harm Reduction
What is your definition of… <ul><li>Social drinker </li></ul><ul><li>Binge drinker </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholic </li></ul>
Harm Reduction <ul><li>Why is harm reduction beneficial to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Stop’s the spread of Hepatitis B and C a...
Consequences on physical, mental and emotional well-being <ul><li>DVT </li></ul><ul><li>Abscesses </li></ul><ul><li>Loss o...
Using dirty works and other peoples equipment <ul><li>Abscesses </li></ul><ul><li>Collapsed veins </li></ul><ul><li>Hepati...
Appropriate equipment if IV user <ul><li>Clean cups </li></ul><ul><li>Sterile water </li></ul><ul><li>Swabs </li></ul><ul>...
Topping up with stimulants and depressant substances <ul><li>Heroin </li></ul><ul><li>Crack </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li...
Substance use during pregnancy <ul><li>Foetal alcohol syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Crack cocaine </li></ul><ul><li>Harm redu...
Tolerance <ul><li>After treatment </li></ul><ul><li>After prison </li></ul><ul><li>Naltraczone </li></ul><ul><li>Subutex <...
Services/resources available <ul><li>The lighthouse – appropriate needle exchange </li></ul><ul><li>The Gateway – Subutex,...
Services/resources available (alcohol) <ul><li>Windsor Clinic – detox </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyles – harm reduction and co...
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Harm reduction peer mentor

  1. 1. Welcome Peer mentor programme Harm Reduction
  2. 2. What is your definition of… <ul><li>Social drinker </li></ul><ul><li>Binge drinker </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Harm Reduction <ul><li>Why is harm reduction beneficial to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Stop’s the spread of Hepatitis B and C and HIV </li></ul><ul><li>Stop’s overdose </li></ul><ul><li>Spread of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Consequences on physical, mental and emotional well-being <ul><li>DVT </li></ul><ul><li>Abscesses </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of limbs </li></ul><ul><li>Cardio enteritis </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional outbursts </li></ul><ul><li>Septicaemia </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health and mental distress </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul><ul><li>Heart attack/stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Pulmonary embolism </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using dirty works and other peoples equipment <ul><li>Abscesses </li></ul><ul><li>Collapsed veins </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis B & C </li></ul><ul><li>HIV and positive </li></ul><ul><li>Septicaemia </li></ul><ul><li>Bacterial infections </li></ul>
  6. 6. Appropriate equipment if IV user <ul><li>Clean cups </li></ul><ul><li>Sterile water </li></ul><ul><li>Swabs </li></ul><ul><li>Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Different coloured needles </li></ul>
  7. 7. Topping up with stimulants and depressant substances <ul><li>Heroin </li></ul><ul><li>Crack </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Benzos </li></ul><ul><li>Cocaine </li></ul><ul><li>Methadone </li></ul>
  8. 8. Substance use during pregnancy <ul><li>Foetal alcohol syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Crack cocaine </li></ul><ul><li>Harm reduction techniques when pregnant and scripted </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tolerance <ul><li>After treatment </li></ul><ul><li>After prison </li></ul><ul><li>Naltraczone </li></ul><ul><li>Subutex </li></ul>
  10. 10. Services/resources available <ul><li>The lighthouse – appropriate needle exchange </li></ul><ul><li>The Gateway – Subutex, home detox, pathways into detox and rehab, self-referral and methadone scripting </li></ul><ul><li>DDU – scripting for people with dual diagnosis and vulnerable females (fast track) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Services/resources available (alcohol) <ul><li>Windsor Clinic – detox </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyles – harm reduction and community detox </li></ul><ul><li>CIC </li></ul><ul><li>AA </li></ul>
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