Harm Reduction Strategy for a Particular Patient

Propose several Harm Reduction strategies to help Karen, who works part-time and attends college and started to take opioids on occasion.

Karen is 20. She works part-time and attends college. She used to drink with a small group of friends on the weekends but has recently met a group of people who hold big house parties about once a month. They always pass around a bowl of pills (opioids), and Karen has started to take them on occasion. Develop a list of Harm Reduction strategies to recommend to Karen. Ensure your strategies are tailored to each Karen’s particular situation in terms of what her specific harm reduction needs are and what you think might be realistic for her.