Christopher Thomas,

he/him

Training & Education Manager

Tucson

Christopher Lee Thomas AA, C.P.S.S, F.P.S.S,is a survivor of the War on Drugs and a compassionate advocate for evidence based, harm-reduction strategies that improve the quality of life for people who use drugs and their families. Christopher uses his background in substance use, recovery, peer support, and harm reduction work to identify and navigate peer networks so as to better engage stigmatized individuals into services such as substance abuse treatment, syringe access, and overdose prevention. He was most recently managing the SAP at SAAF as a Sr. Health Education Specialist while also conducting HIV/HCV testing, linking clients to care, providing overdose prevention and distributing naloxone, and leading cohorts of the SHIELD evidenced-based intervention. Christopher is the Southern Arizona Overdose Prevention Coordinator at Sonoran Prevention Works.