Knowledge is Power! Having information, training and access to tools for safe consumption and responding to an overdose saves lives and promotes healthier choices. Learn what resources are available locally and online!
treating people who use and have used drugs with respect, dignity and compassion
a practice that saves lives
a movement for social justice
Harm reduction services save lives by being available and accessible in a manner that emphasizes the need for humility and compassion toward people who use drugs.
Harm reduction plays a significant role in preventing drug-related deaths and increasing access to healthcare, social services, and treatment. These services decrease overdose fatalities, acute life-threatening infections related to unsterile drug injection, and chronic diseases (such as HIV and hepatitis C).
WAYS TO REDUCE HARM
Test your supply by using test strips
Sterile syringes and needles can reduce the risk of blood borne diseases (including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and hepatitis C)
Avoid using alone, and if you do, call the Never Use Alone Hotline at (800) 484-3731 (to have a peer help establish a safety plan over the phone and send medical help if needed)
ENDing Drug-Related Stigma
The war on drugs and the stigma surrounding individuals who use drugs kills. Together we can end the stigma and increase access to services.