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Safer Injection Drug Use


Published Date: 11/16/2022

Expiration Date: 06/18/2023

CE Credit: CNE: 1CPE: 1


This course will discuss the importance of using a harm reduction approach to effectively provide safer methods for injection drug use that reduce negative health outcomes associated with injection drug use, including the transmission of blood-borne viruses (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV) as well as bacterial and fungal infections.


Effective June 27, 2023 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a one-time requirement of 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders for practitioners who are applying for or renewing their DEA license. This 1-hour ACCME-accredited course meets the DEA/SAMHSA requirement.


Laura Levine,

Laura Levine is the Care Coordinator and Health Educator at VOCAL NY. She has been working in harm reduction for seven years and previously worked as a medical assistant for sixteen years. She has extensive experience with teaching safe injection, risk reduction, overdose prevention, and Narcan administration. She is passionate about direct services work and, since 2015, has worked to refer people to detox, medication assisted treatment and primary care. She has also worked to keep people enrolled in New York City benefits and is committed to learning best practices for being as safe as possible. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize injection drug use equipment.
  • Describe safer ways to prepare and inject drugs.
  • Provide safer injection counseling to patients who inject drugs.

Continuing Education Credit Information