Kenneth Anderson, M.A. is the author of the book How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol – a self-help manual for safer drinking, reduced drinking, or quitting alcohol altogether. Mr. Anderson is also the founder and CEO of The HAMS Harm Reduction Network. The acronym HAMS stands for Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. HAMS is the first world-wide, harm reduction-based support group specifically for people who drink alcohol. HAMS is lay-led and free-of-charge. Mr. Anderson has worked in the field of harm reduction since 2002. His wide range of experience includes serving as Director of Online Services at Moderation Management, working "in the trenches" of harm reduction doing needle exchange in Minneapolis, and serving as Director of Development at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center in New York City. He has been a regular presenter at the National Harm Reduction Conference since 2008 and has been a guest speaker at the Harlem Hospital Harm Reduction Program, New York University, The New School for Social Research, and many other venues. Mr. Anderson is a member of The International Center for Clinical Excellence and the International Harm Reduction Association. He holds a masters degree in psychology and substance abuse counseling from the New School for Social Research as well as a masters degree in linguistics from the University of Minnesota.
  • M.A. Psychology, The New School for Social Research; M.A. Linguistics, University of Minnesota
  • Executive Director, Author
  • The HAMS Harm Reduction Network, Inc.
  • Harm Reduction for Alcohol, Needle Exchange, Opioids