Category Archives: Harm Reduction

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…

Attention: San Francisco & America; Use Heroin? Check Out These Resources, Please!

This notice is directed primarily towards the people of San Francisco, CA, written up by someone who lives there and has dealt with this recently -first hand. I beg you to take it seriously… Not just those of you in San Francisco, though… But users anywhere… Please. If you want to know more about Narcan, this site has good information. If you want to obtain Narcan in case something ends up going wrong, you can get it at almost any syringe access sites. Also, if you’re wanting to quit or just have questions, please send me or a professional involved in this type of an email or call.

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I beg you; whomever you are. Please be safe and if you are addicted and searching for help, don’t be afraid to reach out, please. I am not special or wonderful in any way but even if it is to me, please- contact me and I’ll do anything I can to help your life back…

[[My email is: Noctem_AeternamX@yahoo.com ]]

Please share this post especially if you are in the San Francisco area! Thank you!

LOOKING FOR A HARM REDUCTION OR SYRINGE ACCESS LOCATION?

All you need to do is click this link, pick your state and find your city or a city nearest you.