Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies aimed at reducing negative health, social and legal consequences associated with substance use. The Psychedelic Association of Canada stands for responsible empowered living, which includes harm reduction practices that encompass a range of health and social services that apply to both illicit and licit substances.

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The Psychedelic Association of Canada would like to thank Dominique Denis-Lalonde & Bryce Koch for keeping this page updated.

Dominique Denis-Lalonde, BN, RN, MN (she/her) has a background in harm reduction and safer drug use, HIV prevention, sexual health, abortion care, LGBT health, and sex worker advocacy. Led by a desire to uphold personal autonomy, Dominique has supported harm reduction efforts in a variety of contexts including at large international music festivals and with vulnerable populations in Calgary, and she also identifies as a person who uses drugs. She imagines a world where sensible drug policy allows for the therapeutic, ceremonial, medicinal, and recreational use of currently-illegal drugs.

Bryce Koch is a nurse who has experience in emergency medicine, mass-gathering medicine, harm reduction, and public health. Currently, he is the Central Canada Regional Representative for the Harm Reduction Nurses Association www.hrna-aiirm.ca

The Harm Reduction Nurses Association is a Canadian national organization with a mission to advance harm reduction nursing through practice, education, research, and advocacy. While in nursing school, Bryce co-founded Project Safe Audience (PSA). PSA is a harm reduction program that provides health services to the festival/rave population. Some of the services PSA provides are onsite drug checking, harm reduction supply distribution, psychedelic crisis intervention, and mental health services.

Bryce is currently pursuing his Masters of Nurse Practitioner with a focus on psychedelic medicine. In addition to this, he is receiving training from TheraPsil on the therapeutic use of psychedelics in palliative care.

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