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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).


  • 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)

  • Have an overdose plan

  • Carry naloxone

Harm reduction principles

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.

 overdose Prevention basics

Raising community awareness and education on overdose prevention can save lives.

Safer Drug Use

By providing public health tools for safer drug use, we can prevent overdose and other health risks.

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.

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