Harm Reduction Across the Continuum training

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Harm Reduction Across the Continuum in-person training on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the McHenry County Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake. Presented by Laura Fry, Executive Director for Live4Lali.

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Free: 3.5 CEUs for LSW/LCSW, & LPC/LCPC (IAODAPCA included)

Learn Harm Reduction Basic Goals:

  • Focuses on reducing harms to individuals, families and community, not simply reducing, or eliminating use
  • Accepts that drug use is human and brings with it both harms and benefits
  • Sees substance use as a public health & human rights issue, not a criminal one
  • Remains neutral – does not judge substance use as good or bad

Learn how harm reduction:

  • Reduces the spread of bloodborne infections such as HIV and viral hepatitis
  • Reduces risky drug use
  • Prevents drug overdose deaths
  • Provides honest drug education
  • Increases users contact with services and treatment


Laura Fry (she/they) is the Executive Director, overseeing the implementation of Live4Lali’s services and outreach team. In long-term recovery from mental health, substance use, and trauma, Laura brings a unique and informed lens. She also has a son in long-term recovery from an opioid use disorder. With more than two decades in the health field and a specialization in emergency medicine, Laura has been responding to overdoses and working with people impacted by addiction for years. Laura’s professional and personal experiences helped develop the comprehensive and compassionate approach Live4Lali embodies to serve people with substance use disorders and their loved ones.

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