In episode 12 Cody Kreutz interviews LCSW, Amber Holt to discuss all things harm reduction, from seat belts to clean needle exchange. Being in programs of substance abstinence themselves, Melissa & Cody held their own beliefs around harm reduction therapy and substance use, thanks to compassionate people like Amber, they have had their walls broken down and are so excited to delve deeper into this controversial topic. Amber discusses how she initially discovered her passion for harm reduction therapy, different types of harm reduction and the unnecessary stigmas it is tied to. The message is simple - Together, with a little compassion and education, we can save lives. As always, drop your per-conceived ideas, open your minds, and enjoy this thought provoking and heartfelt conversation.
Please Be Advised this episode talks openly about self-harm.
Amber Holt is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with people who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns. She believes in treating her patients with respect and meeting them where they are at, with no judgement. She brings passion and compassion to those who would otherwise be ignored. Along with helping her patients one-on-one in her private practice, Amber is an advocate on and offline for harm reduction, social justice and anti-racism.
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