Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction services offered in Denver and Wheat Ridge, CO

Harm Reduction

Addiction is a disease that affects people from all walks of life. Magnolia Medical Group in Denver and Wheat Ridge, Colorado, understands the toll addiction takes on individuals, families, and communities and uses the harm reduction model of care for managing substance use disorders. Harm reduction gives those struggling with an addiction a chance to heal in a safe, judgment-free environment. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about harm reduction.

What is harm reduction?

Harm reduction is a program that focuses on decreasing the damage brought on by the misuse of drugs. It’s a public health measure recognizing drug use is a medical problem, not a moral failing.

The goal of harm reduction is to protect the health and well-being of those who use drugs with safe and effective medical interventions. Harm reduction benefits individuals who misuse drugs and their community. 

Magnolia Medical Group is an outpatient behavioral health clinic specializing in drug addiction. The team takes a nonjudgmental, integrated, and individualized approach to care using the harm reduction model as a guide for treatment. 

What services are part of harm reduction?

Harm reduction services are the tools and support people with substance abuse disorder need to limit the harmful effects of their addiction. Services such as:

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Overdose kits and training
  • Peer support groups
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Treatment of underlying mental illness

Harm reduction programs may also offer free syringes and condoms to reduce the risk of infections like hepatitis and HIV. 

Why is harm reduction important?

Harm reduction is important because it reduces the stigma surrounding substance use disorders. It provides those struggling with addiction access to tools and treatments that protect their health and support their desire to stop using.

It also improves the health of the individual and the community. Harm reduction recognizes that drugs are very accessible for those who seek them, and traditional approaches to drug use (law enforcement and abstinence) aren’t effective at decreasing use or the harm it causes. 

Harm reduction is a safe and open approach to addiction accessible to everyone struggling with a substance use disorder. 

Who benefits from harm reduction?

Anyone struggling with an addiction benefits from harm reduction at Magnolia Medical Group. The team of behavioral health experts provides comprehensive and compassionate care for those combating:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Benzodiazepine addiction
  • Opioid addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Fentanyl addiction
  • Meth addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Adderall® addiction

Magnolia Medical Group provides hope and healing for people with substance use disorder. They use a combination of medication and therapy to reduce drug cravings, provide education about addiction, and develop coping strategies for managing life stress without drugs.

They help patients return to a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Call Magnolia Medical Group today or schedule a consultation online. The clinic is open Sunday through Friday and often sees patients the same day.