A 2018 study found that of the individuals who died post-incarceration in PDP from 2010-2016, 33% died of drug poisoning, aka overdose. The risk is especially acute within two weeks of release.
The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition partnered with Philadelphia's Department of Public Health to offer a training on harm reduction resources and best practices.
Topics that were be covered:
- General overdose and harm reduction overview
- Practical overdose prevention resources available in the field
- Reentry specific overdose information
Undoing Drugs: How Harm Reduction is Changing the Future of Drugs and Addiction by Maia Szalavitz
There was also time for discussion and networking with other attendees, and a chance for members to share resources and advice of their own.