John Burke, BS Business Administration, CPRS
John Burke began his career in the behavioral health field in 2017 working with justice-involved clients participating in one of three Shelby County Treatment Courts – Veterans Court, Mental Health Court, and Drug Court. As a person in long term recovery, he utilized the wealth of insight he accumulated overcoming his own lived experience of substance use disorder and worked diligently at developing a diverse set of professional skills capable of helping people move forward in their lives. John is currently employed by CAAP Inc. and serves as a Recovery Pathfinder for the State Opioid Response program working diligently to meaningfully intervene in the lives of those struggling with Opioid Use Disorders.
- Waves of the Opioid Epidemic – historical perspective and current trends.
- Explore perceived conflicts and challenges related to implementing Harm Reduction in community.
- Defining Harm Reduction and exploring application in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment.
- Review established findings related to Harm Reduction initiatives.
- Helpers Oath – examination of what being a helper obligates us on the frontlines of Harm Reduction movement.
- Discussion of Challenges.