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BHI Programs Rooted in Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is a contemporary, widely accepted public health approach that doesn’t necessarily require complete cessation of negative behaviors. It promotes a compassionate way of engagement that accepts people where they are in terms of need and support.

This approach provides practical, evidence based interventions that minimize harm and improves overall well-being.



Educating the community and families that addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, as stated in the Surgeon General's report of October 2015. We also educate on the family disease model of addiction—as it not only affects the entire family group, but the group dynamics also often fuel the addiction.

Peer Heroes RAMP® is our social media toolkit for youth, by youth (our Peer Heroes!), highlighting risky behaviors on the RAMP® to addiction, giving hope and resources to young people dealing with anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder.



PASS (Positive Alternatives for Student Support), originally developed as an alternative to school suspension, supports at-risk students identified as struggling, regardless of whether they are facing suspension.

The program is an effective early-intervention approach that focuses on destigmatizing mental health challenges and substance use disorders. It provides real-time school support, outdoor time, and socialization.



APG (Alternative Peer Group) is a 6-month after-school treatment and recovery program for Cape Cod teens struggling with substance use.

APG pairs clinical treatment with recovery support by providing teens with the tools, skills, and relationships needed to sustain recovery.

Together, participants receive mental health education, learn wellness planning, build friendships, and engage in fun, pro-social activities in the community.