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Public Comments needed:  SAMHSA Harm Reduction Framework 

SAMHSA has proposed a national Harm Reduction Framework.

The draft is open for comments until August 14, 2023. We urge you to provide feedback through the comment template found below.

We encourage you to review the proposed standards and submit comments, to ensure the standards are effective and meet the needs of participants and providers.



  1. Go to the following URL: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/harm-reduction/framework-comment-form
  2. In each “text box” of the form, paste the related content clearly marked and found below, within their respective box.
  3. Review your comment to make sure it is complete and accurate.
  4. When finished, click the “Submit” button to submit your comment.

That’s it! Keep in mind that the comment period deadline is MONDAY, August 14, 2023, at 5:00 pm EST, so be sure to submit your comments before the deadline. Also, note that there is NO separate space to enter your organization’s name, email, or any identifiable information. Please be sure that, if desired, your identifiable information is included in the first text box within the form. These comments will be made public. Feel free to adapt and use as you see fit; unfortunately, each field is restricted to 2000 characters or less.

For sample feedback, click here to review suggestions provided by Faces and Voices of Recovery.

Share your thoughts. Leave a comment.

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Person-centered recovery is directed, as much as possible by the person – including decisions about who should be included in the process.  The planning identifies just a few small, but meaningful, short-term changes that the individual can focus on helping to reduce some of the barriers or challenges moving forward.  Person centered care should be central to all recovery frameworks.

*Adapted from Person-Centered Care and Planning by Neal Adams, MD, MPH, and Diane Grieder, M.Ed.