Harm Reduction & Syringe Access Saves Lives Campaign; Get Involved!

Please help support Harm Reduction Coalitions and programs to help provide addicts and users with clean, sterile syringes to lower the risk of HIV/AIDS and infection, just to start.

Additionally, these clinics will offer a medication for users to keep on them in the event of overdose; thus lowering the rate of heroin related deaths.

This man shares his story regarding how Harm Reduction saved his life… Please watch…

From the site:

For over twenty years, we’ve supported syringe access programs through trainings, conferences, technical assistance, and advocacy. Communities struggling with the harms of drug injection – overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, and other health problems – reach out to us when they need guidance and support.

This year we’re helping new syringe access programs start up in places like Kentucky and West Virginia, which have never had programs before. But in too many places, syringe access programs are too controversial. Over one-third of the country doesn’t have any syringe access programs. We have to get the word out that syringe access works, and we need syringe access now.

That’s where you come in: help us kick off a new campaign to spread the word and expand syringe access. We’re planning a social media campaign that raises the voices of people who care about syringe access – people who care about those struggling with drug use. People like you.

We’re in the midst of a new heroin crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are injecting drugs, and too many of them don’t have a syringe access program nearby. The stakes have never been higher, and the opportunities for expanding syringe access have never been greater. We can end the heroin crisis and save lives – through hope, compassion and harm reduction. That means sharing a simple message: Syringe access now, syringe access everywhere!

How We’ll Do It

Syringe Access Saves Lives will be an online campaign using words and images to advocate for syringe access programs in the places that need them most. In September, we’ll bring the talented photographers from Luceo to the United States Conference on AIDS. They’ll photograph conference attendees and capture – in their own words – why their communities should support syringe access programs. These words and images will be the foundation for a national awareness and education campaign, reaching policymakers, health officials, and the general public to support grassroots advocacy for syringe access. The funds that you donate will directly support the costs of developing and producing the Syringe Access Saves Lives campaign.

To read more and/or to donate anything; even just one dollar to better society; to help one soul, please, please click the funding link HERE or share it with others... Remember, if we want a better world and if we want to help give other people a chance, we have to be active… Talking is no good without some form of productive action so please… Please just share if that’s all you can offer; anything is better than nothing…Thank you…

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