Join us to learn about.......

How different drugs are defined and classified, how different drugs work and affect the body, and to identify multiple harm reduction strategies for commonly used drugs.

Drugs 101 Series Schedule*

Please join MaHRTI in exploring drugs from a different lens.

Date
Time
Subject
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
1:00 - 3:00pm
Introduction
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
1:00 - 3:00pm
Opioids
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:00 - 3:00pm Stimulants
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:00 - 3:00pm Depressants & Dissociatives
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 - 3:00pm Empathogens & Psychedelics
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 1:00 - 3:00pm Cannabis & Cannabinoids
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:00 - 3:00pm Polysubstance Use & More

*These dates are subject to change.

Meet Your Instructors

Miera Corey

MaHRTI Coordinator

Miera Corey graduated from Morgan State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has six years of experience with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Lighthouse Studies at PEER Point, a harm reduction research program focused on Baltimore City residents with HIV/STD high-risk behaviors. Miera worked as the Evaluation Coordinator for Wraparound, Systems of Care, and National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative programs at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation before joining Behavioral Health System Baltimore as a coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute.

Rae Elkasabany

MaHRTI Coordinator

Rae Elkasabany graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Spanish. She has six years' experience working in direct outreach harm reduction, drug policy reform advocacy, and harm reduction education through the public health nonprofit DanceSafe. Rae has also worked as a science educator for over seven years before joining the Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute in 2020. Her favorite harm reduction topics to discuss are drug pharmacology and drug checking.