BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder: Cycle 2, Session 2

Harm reduction approaches to high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder

Tuesday February 2, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Presenter: Dr. Alana Hirsh MD, CCFP (EM)(AM); Primary Care and Addiction Medicine Physician, PHS Community Services Society; Assistant Clinical Professor, UBC

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Define harm reduction in the context of alcohol use.
  2. Explain how harm reduction approaches are part of the continuum of care for patients with high-risk drinking and AUD.
  3. Summarize guidance and education for patients on reducing harms associated with drinking alcohol.
  4. Describe managed alcohol programs and discuss emerging evidence.