Harm reduction is an important part of dealing with substance use disorder. And while we’re focused on decreasing the prevalence of addiction in our community, we know there continue to be people who use regularly. And until they’re ready to get help and enter into recovery, we want them to be as safe as possible.

Safe Syringe programs are community-based and available in many cities around the world. They serve to reduce harm associated with injectable drugs by providing access to sterile needles and allow for the safe disposal of used syringes.

These programs are also beneficial in connecting people with other programs and services including:

  • Referral to substance use disorder treatment programs
  • Screening, care, and treatment for viral hepatitis and HIV
  • Education about overdose prevention and safer injection practices
  • Vaccinations, including those for hepatitis A and hepatitis B
  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Naloxone distribution and education
  • Referral to social, mental health, and other medical services


Safe Syringe Access is FREE, SAFE, and CONFIDENTIAL at The PORCH: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.


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