Harm reduction is the practice of providing people with substance use disorder with the knowledge and resources to minimize the negative effects that can come with drug use. The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery follows a hybrid model center where they offer recovery support for people who want to become sober and by providing services for people who are actively using.
Meeting people where they are at is something you hear a lot of people involved in harm reduction say about their work, and MoNetwork has a unique way of doing that. In order to reach people that do not have access to transportation to the Recovery Community Center, peer support specialist Miles Hoffman drives an ambulance that has been converted to bring harm reduction services to different parts of the city.
The Recovery Community Center also offers other services to the community like employment assistance, acupuncture and different narcotics anonymous programs to name a few.