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.

medical detox

HRI Leadership Team:

Mahan Naeim

Mahan Naeim
Co-Founder

Carol Newark

Carol Newark
HRI Clinical Operations Director

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

Harm Reduction Institute's Impact

  • Naloxone Lives Saved: 433
  • > 1500 points of contact
  • > 480 unique clients served

HRI Services:

All Services Provided Free of Charge

  • Biohazardous sharps disposal 
  • Naloxone/ Narcan training and distribution
  • Safer Sex Supplies
  • Wound care supplies
  • Abscess and overdose prevention supplies
  • Enrollment in Health Insurance (Project Kinship partnership)
  • Masks
Harm Reduction in Orange County CA

HRI Grants and Partnerships

  • Project Empowerment – California Department of Public Health – Office of Aids
  • California Harm Reduction Initiative – Harm Reduction Coalition
  • California Department of Health Care Services
  • Direct Relief
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HRI Developing Services

  • Onsite HIV and Hep C Testing and Connection to Care 
  • Onsite Wound Care 
  • Linkage Housing
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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:

Carol Newark
carol@caimm.org

Proud HRI Partners: