American Addiction Institute of mind & medicine

Creating a Better Tomorrow

Harm Reduction Institute

American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine (AAIMM) has recently formed its own harm reduction program to cast a wider and more effective net to improve the health of people suffering from substance use disorders. HRI strives to meet the most marginalized and ostracized members of our community where they are at in life and provide judgement-free, empathetic, supportive, and needed medical outreach to mitigate the greater health and social consequences of addiction.

We contend that providing harm reduction services amid the largest opiate epidemic in our nation’s history will: improve public health, build a supportive and loving community, and achieve superior health care outcomes with respect to addiction. HRI’s focus is keeping our patients as healthy as possible so they can enter addiction treatment when they are ready.

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HRI Leadership Team:

Mahan Naeim

Mahan Naeim
Co-Founder and Clinical Operations Director of HRI

Dr. Faried Banimahd
CEO of AAIMM and Co-Founder of HRI

Proud HRI Partners:

PArtner Contributions:

  • Direct Relief provided >$47,000 of IM Naloxone and associated supplies in 2019.
  • DHCS provided 4,800 doses of nasal Narcan.
  • Trains inmates on opiate overdose prevention and overdose reversal 
  • HRI is the presented resource for access to free naloxone after release

Other partnerships that are developing but not yet confirmed:

    • HIV and HEP C testing and connection to care 
    • Onsite re-entry resources for people released from prison/jail 
    • Domestic violence resources 
    • Legal Counseling

Services Currently Provided – All Free of Cost:

  • Naloxone training and distribution (intramuscular and nasal)
    • 70+ hand made masks donated to folks on the streets to prevent COVID-19 spread 
    • Outreach fashion 
      • 3262 total doses distributed 
      • 857 points of contact 
      • 114 reported lives saved 
    • On-site staff trainings and naloxone distribution 
      • Illumination Foundation 
      • Bridges Shelter 
    • Safer sex supplies 
      • Condoms 
      • Lube 
    • Other supplies 
      • Tampons 
      • Pads 
      • Pregnancy Tests 
    • DHCS Naloxone received: 6960 
  • Safer injection supplies 
    • Alcohol pads 
    • Petroleum jelly 
    • Band-Aids 
    • Gauze 
    • Fentanyl test strips 
    • Cookers 
    • Sterile Water 
    • Tourniquets 
    • Sharps containers 
    • Sterile Cotton 

Services to be Provided in the Near Future (Estimated in June) – All Free of Cost:

  • All supplies listed above offered at AAIMM on site  
  • HIV and Hep C testing and connection to care 
  • Linkage to MAT and substance abuse treatment 

How You Can Help:

We are always looking for help for our Narcan outreach program! If you would like to obtain free Narcan for yourself or organization, donate, or to arrange training’s for Narcan administration,  please contact the head of our HRI program:

Mahan Naeim
(714)497-3074
mahan@caimm.org