#hrsm Twitter chat 22nd March 2012 – How do you use social media to support harm reduction?

This is the first of our #hrsm chat topics and I thought we could start with a broad look at how we use social media to support harm reduction.  Do you use it as an advocacy tool, for professional development or are you interacting directly with people who use drugs to provide harm reduction interventions?  What are the advantages to using social media and what the potential pitfalls and obstacles?

I can also highly recommend Nigel Brunsdon’s (@injectingadvice) work in this area as a great pre read/listen before the chat.  Check out some of his articles/podcast about using social media to support harm reduction work.

How it works

A different chat topic will be posted under the tag #hrsm  at the same time each week.  People interested in participating in the chat can simply follow the hashtag and contribute to the conversation by posting a tweet containing the tag.

Throughout the chat a convener (in this case me) will pose topic questions to the group.

Updates about upcoming topics will be regularly posted to this site.  An archive of each weeks discussion will be made available via this site.


#hrsm chat will be happening every Thursday 21:30 AEDT (GMT+10:30).  You can find the date and time for your time zone here

You are welcome to join us and  get plugged in to what’s happening in the world of harm reduction and social media.


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