Categories: Network Events
On August 1st the Network hosted a NetWorkshop with Medication for Addiction Treatment and Electronic Referrals (MATTERS) on MATTERS' services for people with substance use disorder, harm reduction and information about Xylazine.
Brigid Keane, Senior Public Health Fellow at MATTERS provided a general overview of the MATTERS Network, its services, its medication assisted treatment referral platform and voucher programs, and harm reduction vending machines. Shelby Arena, Harm Reduction Coordinator at MATTERS then provided the history and principles of harm reduction and the importance of using person-first language, as well as information on the emerging threat of Xylazine (“tranq”) and harm reduction strategies to address it.
See a recording of the NetWorkshop HERE.
See the presentation on MATTERS HERE.
See a one-pager on MATTERS HERE.
See the presentation on harm reduction, language and Xylazine HERE.
See a one-pager on Xylazine HERE.