April Wilson Smith

    April Wilson Smith, MPH, is the Director of the Peer Guide Program for North-Star Care, an innovative health care company that provides telehealth harm reduction-based treatment for people with alcohol use disorder.  She is a longtime member and former director of organizational development for Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support (HAMS), a 10,000 member worldwide, online group of people who want to change their drinking. She holds a Masters in public health from Thomas Jefferson University and presented her thesis work at the Harm Reduction Coalition’s 2016 national meeting.

    Inebriate Asylums to Narcotic Farms: Addiction Treatment’s Cruel Roots

    Kenneth Anderson founded HAMS (Harm Reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support) in 2007 as a ...

    Coerced Into Rehab? Here’s a 28-Day Survival Guide

    January traditionally sees a surge in rehab admission rates. And if you’re going to ...

    Alcohol Must Be Part of the Harm Reduction Conversation 

    Alcohol is our favorite recreational drug besides caffeine. According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on ...

    Deprogramming From AA—When a Fellowship Resembles a Cult

    Katherine was on the subway home from a meeting with her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor ...